Kita, Atsushi 北 篤 (きた・あつし)
Yomiuri Giants | #66 | OF
Born: 11/25/1988 (age 30)
Height: 183cm
Weight: 86kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Ishikawa
Draft: 2006, High School 1st Round
History: 小松工高-横浜-DeNA-日本ハム
Roster Changes: added 04/07/2016, removed 04/12/2016

[11/24/2017] Atsushi Kita to retire after eleven years

Twenty-eight-year-old Atsushi Kita told the media on November 24 that he is planning to retire. He thanked the fans that supported him over the years, despite having a disappointing career.

Kita was drafted by Yokohama out of Komatsu Kogyo High School in 2006. He was traded twice after that: to Nippon Ham for Kenji Tsuchiya in November 2012 and to Yomiuri in a package with Toshiyuki Yanuki for Kenji Yano and Hideki Sunaga in June 2015. He went 23-for-93 with a slash line of .247/.330/.333 in fifty-six Ichi-gun games over his career.

Source: Daily Sports 11/24/2017, Sponichi 11/24/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/24/2017