Thirty-five-year-old Takayuki Terauchi will be retiring this year. He was senryokugai’ed by the Yomiuri Giants earlier this month and did not want to think about playing for another team.
The at home Hero Award for September was given to Takayuki Terauchi for a walk-off home run against the Chunichi Dragons on September 5. The Giants won the game 11-8.
The Giants scored three in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at eight. The game remained tied until the bottom of the 11th. With runners on second and third and one out, Terauchi swung at a 1-2 pitch and drilled it over the fence in left for a walk-off three-run home run. The home run was Terauchi’s first in four years and the first walk-off home run of his career.0 Comments
September 5, 2017 vs Chunichi at Matsumoto Stadium – Terauchi blasted the first walk-off home run of his career. The home run came off Koji Fukutani in the bottom of the eleventh inning.
Source: Sanspo 9/5/20170 Comments
Takayuki Terauchi earned his international free agent option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/20170 Comments
Thirty-three-year-old Takayuki Terauchi earned his domestic FA option with eight years of service time on the active roster.
Source: Daily Sports 7/3/20160 Comments
Yoshinobu Takahashi would like the option of Takayuki Terauchi as an emergency back-up catcher. Terauchi joined catcher practices at Giants Stadium on April 19.
The Giants currently have two catchers on the active roster: Seiji Kobayashi and Ryoji Aikawa. Kobayashi has become the main catcher with Aikawa playing the back-up role. Aikawa has a decent bat and could also be used as a pinch-hitter. Terauchi would give Takahashi a little more insurance if something were to happen to Kobayashi or Aikawa.
Ideally, Shinnosuke Abe would be an option, but he is still working his way back from right shoulder issues.0 Comments