Masayo Uemoto posted an announcement on her blog that her husband, Tatsuyuki Uemoto, was going to retire after a fifteen-year career. She was not sure if it was her place to make the announcement at her blog, but also wanted the opportunity to thank people she met through her husband for their support.
[UPDATE 10/21 @ 4:22pm]
Uemoto has accepted the Seibu Lions’ offer to become a bullpen catcher.
Source: Tokyo Sports 10/19/2017