The BC League’s Niigata Albirex Baseball Club announced today that former Yomiuri Giant Ken Kato will be join their front office. A press conference is scheduled for January 16.0 Comments
The media learned on January 4 that thirty-five-year-old Ken Kato is planning to retire. Kato was released by the Yomiuri Giants in October last year. He was offered a job to stay in the organization, but he turned it down because he wanted to continue playing. He attended the twelve team tryouts but did not receive any offers. He came to terms with his situation and decided to retire.
Thirty-four-year-old Takanori Hoshi was let go by the Seibu Lions after last season. He was also offered a job as Ni-gun Ikusei coach, which he accepted.
Source: Nikkan Sports 1/5/2017
Thirty-eight-year-old Mitsutaka Goto is expected to take a job as a Rakuten Eagles’ youth coach.
Source: Sponichi 1/5/2017
Former Yokohama Bay Star Shun Yamashita is set to work for a company called Equal One.
Source: Nikkan Sports 1/4/20170 Comments
The media learned on October 14 that thirty-five-year-old Ken Kato is not a part of the Yomiuri Giants’ plans for 2017. Kato is not ready to retire and will most likely part ways with the Giants for the opportunity to continue his playing career. He has been a part of the Yomiuri organization since he was selected in the third round of the 1998 draft.0 Comments