Thirty-seven-year-old Toshiya Sugiuchi held a press conference at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on September 12 to announce his decision to retire at the end of the season.
Source: Yomiuri 9/12/2018, Sanspo 9/12/2018, Sanspo 9/12/2018, Sponichi 9/12/2018, Sponichi 9/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/12/2018, ZakZak 9/12/2018, Daily Sports 9/12/2018, Daily Sports 9/12/20180 Comments
Toshiya Sugiuchi is not ready to retire because he does not want to end his career on an injury. He has not pitched at Ichi-gun since he went under the knife (right hip) in October 2015. He has pitched in seven Ni-gun games over the last two years, including three games this year. His return to the active roster is taking a little longer than expected because he is also working through some left shoulder issues.
[UPDATE 10/4 @ 3:27pm]
Giants General Manager Yoshitaka Katori told reporters on October 3 that they were going to sign Sugiuchi to a new contract.0 Comments
Toshiya Sugiuchi joined the Ichi-gun team on February 13. He started the year at Ni-gun camp since he is still making his way back from the hip surgery he had in October 2015.
Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2017
[UPDATE 5/20 @ 4:35pm and 11:48pm]
Sugiuchi was scratched from a Ni-gun start against Yokohama at Giants Stadium on May 19 because he was not ready to pitch. He had been working toward the start since his last Ni-gun outing on April 10 against Rakuten. Instead of the start, he joined San-gun workouts on May 19. He will remain at San-gun until he is ready to pitch.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants could give Sugiuchi a bonus of 100 million yen or more if he wins the Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2017.
Source: Tokyo Sports 1/15/2017
Sugiuchi has a contract with ASICS. He ordered equipment with red for the 2018 season — red laces for his black glove, red batting gloves (as usual), and a red bat (from black).
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/31/20170 Comments
Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) started a Ni-gun game against Seibu at Giants Stadium today. He threw eighty-seven pitches and gave up six runs on nine hits over over four innings of work. He allowed a run in the first and five runs on six hits against eight batters in the fourth. Sugiuchi topped out at 138km/h in the first inning and then ranged in the low to mid 130s thereafter.0 Comments
Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) started a Ni-gun game against Yakult at Tokyo Dome on August 16. He gave up three runs on three hits over six innings of work. He faced twenty-six hitters, threw ninety-eight pitches, walked four, hit one, struck out seven, and topped out at 135km/h.0 Comments
Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) started a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham at Giants Stadium on August 9. He gave up two runs on five hits, including a solo home run, over five innings of work. He faced twenty hitters, threw eighty-six pitches, struck out six, and topped out at 136km/h. This was his fourth rehab game. He is scheduled to start another Ni-gun game on August 16 against Yakult at Tokyo Dome.0 Comments
Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip)
Luis Cruz (left ankle)
Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) started a San-gun game against the Baseball First League at Giants Stadium today. He pitched three innings, threw thirty-five pitches, and gave up a run on two hits (two doubles in the second inning). He struck out three and topped out at 136km/h.0 Comments
Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) pitched in a San-gun game against the BC League’s Musashi Heat Bear today. He started the game and pitched one inning (Ks, Ks, 2B, F4). He threw fifteen pitches, faced four hitters, struck out two, and topped out at 137km/h.0 Comments