Ando, Yuya 安藤 優也 (あんどう・ゆうや)
Hanshin Tigers | #16 | P
Born: 12/26/1977 (age 41)
Height: 184cm
Weight: 99kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Oita
Draft: 2001, Jiyuu
History: 大分雄城台高-法大-トヨタ自動車
Roster Changes: added 04/09/2016

[9/15/2017] Last year for Yuya Ando

Thirty-nine-year-old Yuya Ando will be retiring at the end of the season. He is slated to hold a press conference in Nishinomiya later today. The Hanshin Tigers may have offered him a job within the organization, but nothing has been decided yet. The Tigers might also schedule a retirement game on September 25.

Source: Sanspo 9/15/2017, Daily Sports 9/15/2017, Sponichi 9/15/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/15/2017

[UPDATE 9/15 @ 9:30pm]

The Tigers held a press conference for Ando at a hotel in Nishinomiya today.

Source: Hanshin 9/15/2017

[UPDATE 9/20 @ 4:45pm]

Ando is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima at Koshien Stadium on September 27. He will face one batter.

Source: Sanspo 9/20/2017

[UPDATE 9/20 @ 10:49pm]

The Tigers announced today that they will hold a retirement ceremony for Ando during a Chunichi game at Koshien on October 6.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/20/2017

[UPDATE 10/11 @ 2:43pm]

Ando was tossed into the air six times by teammates during his post-game retirement ceremony on October 10 (game on October 6 was postponed to October 10).

Ando entered the game in the eighth and faced two batters: solo home run to Shun Ishikawa and ground out to third to Kei Nomoto.

Source: Daily Sports 10/11/2017