Thirty-eight-year-old Mitsutaka Goto held a press conference at Kobo Park Miyagi earlier today to announce his retirement.
The Eagles announced today that Goto and Akihisa Makida will be junior coaches for their baseball academy.
Thirty-four-year-old Tomohito Yoneno is planning to open a gluten-free restaurant in Shimokitazawa. The Nippon Ham Fighters were planning to offer him a new contract, but he decided to retire because he felt now was the best time to start something new.
Source: Nikkan Sports 1/10/2017
Chunichi senryokugai and former Softbank Hawk Shota Oba is thinking about becoming a keirin racer. According to Sponichi, there are currently seven keirin racers that played baseball professionally. One of them, former Yakult Swallows Hideyuki Matsutani, has found some success.
Former Softbank Hawk Shingo Tatsumi joined a temp agency called Agekke. He will be working with Agekke staff at Zozo Marine.
Source: Nikkan Sports 1/9/20170 Comments
The Yakult Swallows are interested in Softbank senryokugai Shingo Tatsumi.
Tatsumi has spent most of his time pitching out of the bullpen at Ni-gun the last few years, but the Swallows believe he is still capable of being a starting pitcher, if given the opportunity. He showed a good fastball (topped out at 148km/h) during the twelve team tryouts on November 12. There would be little risk to giving him a chance to start.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/20160 Comments