Honda, Yuichi 本多 雄一 (ほんだ・ゆういち)
Softbank Hawks | #46 | INF
Born: 11/18/1984 (age 34)
Height: 175cm
Weight: 71kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Fukuoka
Draft: 2005, 5th Round
History: 鹿児島実高-三菱重工名古屋
Roster Changes: removed 07/27/2016, added 08/18/2016

[10/1/2018] Yuichi Honda to retire

The Softbank Hawks announced that thirty-three-year-old Yuichi Honda will be retiring at the end of the season. He is slated to hold a press conference at YafuOku Dome on October 3.

Source: Softbank 10/1/2018


[12/22/2016] Yuichi Honda signs new two-year contract

Thirty-two-year-old Yuichi Honda met the Softbank Hawks for salary negotiations on December 21 and agreed to a new two-year contract. His salary next season will be 180 million yen (no change over this year).

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/22/2016


[11/6/2016] Yuichi Honda discussing multi-year deal with the Softbank Hawks

Thirty-one-year-old Yuichi Honda has an international free agent option. The media learned on November 5 that he is not planning to use the option and will stay with the Softbank Hawks. He finished off the final year of a three-year contract this year. He may be close to finalizing a new multi-year deal with the Hawks.

Source: Sponichi 11/6/2016


[7/27/2016] Yuichi Honda misses game with lower back tightness

Yuichi Honda was left out of the starting line-up on July 27 against the Rakuten Eagles at kobo Stadium because he felt tightness in his lower back during pre-game practices.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2016

[UPDATE 7/29 @ 1:33am]

Honda was taken off the active roster on July 28 with some tightness in the right portion of his lower back.

Source: Sanspo 7/28/2016