Omine, Shota 大嶺 翔太 (おおみね・しょうた)
Chiba Lotte Marines | #50 | INF
Born: 09/16/1991 (age 28)
Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Okinawa
Draft: 2009, 3rd Round
History: 八重山商工高
Roster Changes: added 06/07/2016, removed 06/25/2016, added 08/09/2016, removed 08/17/2016, added 08/27/2016

[6/24/2018] Shota Omine to retire

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on June 23 that they received and approved a request for retirement from twenty-six-year-old Shota Omine. According to media reports, Omine decided to retire because of financial problems that, according to a Lotte representative, started about two-and-a-half years ago.

In a statement released by Lotte, Omine explained he borrowed money from people and was unable to pay them back. He said he wanted a change of pace and decided retirement was his best option. He then apologized to staff and fans for letting them down.

Source: Lotte 6/23/2018, Sports Hochi 6/23/2018, Sponichi 6/23/2018, Sponichi 6/23/2018, Sponichi 6/24/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/24/2018, Daily Sports 6/23/2018, Sanspo 6/23/2018, Sanspo 6/23/2018, Sanspo 6/24/2018