Takeuchi, Shinichi 武内 晋一 (たけうち・しんいち)
Yakult Swallows | #8 | INF
Born: 12/09/1983 (age 35)
Height: 175cm
Weight: 90kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Hyogo
Draft: 2005, Kibo-waku
History: 智弁和歌山高(甲)-早大
Roster Changes: added 04/15/2016, removed 06/10/2016, added 09/02/2016, removed 09/04/2016

[10/15/2018] Shinichi Takeuchi to retire

The media learned on October 14 that thirty-four-year-old Shinichi Takeuchi is planning to retire. The Yakult Swallows could offer him a job in the organization. An official announcement is expected within the next few days.

Source: Sanspo 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018

[UPDATE 10/16 @ 7:05am]

The Swallows announced on October 15 that Takeuchi is retiring. Takuechi also held a press conference to announce his decision. He will remain in the organization with a staff job.


Source: Yakult 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018


[7/28/2017] Shinichi Takeuchi earns international FA option

Thirty-three-year-old Shinichi Takeuchi earned his international free agent option on July 28 with nine years of service time on the active roster. He told reporters he was grateful to the Yakult Swallows for giving him the opportunity to play for as long as they have and that he could not imagine exercising the option.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2017