Amaya, Soichiro 天谷 宗一郎 (あまや・そういちろう)
Hiroshima Carp | #49 | OF
Born: 11/07/1983 (age 35)
Height: 178cm
Weight: 87kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Fukui
Draft: 2001, 9th Round
History: 福井商高(甲)
Roster Changes: removed 06/04/2016, added 06/15/2016, removed 06/28/2016, added 08/15/2016, removed 09/09/2016, added 10/12/2016

[9/27/2018] Soichiro Amaya planning to retire

The Hiroshima Carp announced on September 27 that this will be Soichiro Amaya’s last year. The thirty-four-year-old approached the Carp about retiring and they accepted. A press conference is scheduled for October 4.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2018, Daily Sports 9/27/2018, Sanspo 9/27/2018, Sponichi 9/27/2018


[11/2/2016] Soichiro Amaya does not want to leave Hiroshima

Thirty-two-year-old Soichiro Amaya earned his domestic free agent option in August. He has already told the Hiroshima Carp his intentions. When he spoke to the media on November 1, he said he did not want to leave and did not think he personally earned the option, so much as he was allowed to earn the option. His focus is already on the 2017 season.

Hirotaka Egusa also earned his domestic free agent option this year. He to is planning to stay.

Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2016


[8/31/2016] Soichiro Amaya earns domestic FA option

Thirty-two-year-old Soichiro Amaya earned his domestic FA option today with eight years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2016