May 7 vs Hiroshima at Jingu Stadium – Sakaguchi recorded the first walk-off hit of his career. With a runner on first and two out, he hit a double to right off Ryuji Ichioka.
Sakaguchi informed the media on Janaury 13, 2017 that he signed an advisory staff contract with Rawlings Japan. He is just the third player in the NPB to sign an advisory staff contract with Rawlings Japan. The other two: Minoru Iwata and Randy Messenger.
Source: Daily Sports 1/13/2017