The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they received and accepted a request to retire from Shigeru Kaga.
More than the happy memories or the fun memories, I remember the difficult rehab I had to go through because of my injury. I was able to get this far with the support of the trainers and everyone else that supported me. There were times I received critical comments from the fans, but their warm support during my appearances helped push me over the top.
Thank you for the nine years. I am really grateful for being able to have a happy baseball life.
The team is fighting for a chance to make the Climax Series. I believe we will make the Climax Series and become champions this year. The Bay Stars have a lot of young players so please continue to support them!
Source: Yokohama 9/10/2018
[UPDATE 9/18 @ 4:18pm]
The Bay Stars announced that they will hold a retirement ceremony for Kaga after a game against the Chunichi Dragons on September 21 (Friday).
Source: Yokohama 9/18/2018