Hifumi, Shinta 一二三 慎太 (ひふみ・しんた)
Born: 09/28/1992 (age 26)
Height: 187cm
Weight: 91kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Osaka
Draft: 2010, 2nd Round
History: 東海大相模高(甲)

[12/3/2016] Updates on Shotaro Ide, Toshio Saito, Shinta Hifumi

Former Yokohama Bay Stars Shotaro Ide has decided to retire. He attended the twelve team tryouts in November and went 1-for-5. He was waiting for an offer, but did not receive one.

Toshio Saito was let go by the Orix Buffaloes after the season. He was also offered a job as advance scout by the Buffaloes. He would have to retire, but he is open to the idea.

Hanshin Tigers’ senryokugai Shinta Hifumi did not attend the twelve team tryouts in November because he already has plans to join the BC League’s Ishikawa Million Stars.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/3/2016, Sponichi 12/3/2016, Sponichi 12/3/2016