Ryutaro Umeno is said to be next in line to take over as Hanshin Tigers chief player representative. Umeno is currently the vice player rep. An official announcement is expected during the final team player meeting of the year later this month.
Umeno will be taking over for Keisuke Kano.
[UPDATE 11/29 @ 9:32pm]
The Tigers announced that Umeno will be their next chief player representative. They also announced the following members:
Source: Hanshin 11/29/20170 Comments
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Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2018
Umeno recently purchased a 300,000 yen Specialized bicycle. He plans to ride it to Koshien Stadium (twenty to twenty-five minutes one way) as part of his training regime this winter0 Comments
Ryutaro Umeno (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-seven-year-old woman from Fukuoka earlier today. The date is significant for Umeno because it would be his mother’s fiftieth birthday if she were still alive (she died of ovarian cancer at the age of thirty-four).0 Comments