August 18, 2017 vs Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome – Tanaka recorded the 300th sac hit of his career (first inning, runner on first and no out, off Kazuto Taguchi) and became the sixth player in NPB history to reach the milestone.
Source: Daily Sports 8/18/20170 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-four-year-old Hiroyasu Tanaka for the 2017 season. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number.
[UPDATE 11/15 @ 11:08pm]
According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth fifteen million yen.
[UPDATE 12/2 @ 1:24pm]
The Bay Stars held a press conference for Tanaka on November 29. He was assigned the uniform number 67.
Source: Yokohama announcement0 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to sign thirty-four-year-old Hiroyasu Tanaka. An announcement is expected within the next few days. He could be an everyday option at second base for the Bay Stars.0 Comments
Thirty-four-year-old Hiroyasu Tanaka held a press conference at the Yakult Swallows’ team office on October 11 to announce his decision to leave the organization because he wants to continue playing. The Swallows told Tanaka they no longer needed him as a player and offered him a job as a coach.
The following comment from Tanaka was posted to the Swallows’ website:
I spent twelve years in the Yakult organization. I want to express my gratitude [to everyone] including team officials. Tough veterans and energetic young players, everything was a great experience. And most of all, the fans that cheered through good and bad times, kept me going. I do not know what the future holds, but I hope to use my experiences to guide me.