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 10/1/20180 Comments
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 12/22/20160 Comments
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 11/6/20160 Comments
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 7/28/20160 Comments