The Chiba Lotte Marines formally announced today that Takuya Furuya decided to retire after the 2017 season and will begin working for the team beginning in January 2018.
When Furuya was first told he was not a part of Lotte’s plans for the 2018 season, he felt he could still play, but he also received an offer to remain with the organization as a member of their staff. He decided to retire in early November and accepted the team’s offer.
Furuya turned pro after he was selected in the fifth round of the 2005 draft. He pitched in 148 games over his career and made forty-eight starts. He allowed 178 runs (166 earned) on 354 hits, including twenty-eight home runs, over 353.0 innings of work and went 23-15 with fourteen holds, a 4.23 ERA, and a 1.46 WHIP.
Source: Lotte 12/21/20170 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that Takuya Furuya had surgery at a hospital in Tokyo on August 26 to treat a fracture in his left thumb. He will remain in the hospital for a few days.0 Comments
Daikan Yoh hit a ball that struck Takuya Furuya left hand in the third inning of Thursday night’s game between the Nippon Ham Fighters and Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine. Furuya attempted to get the out at first, but he made a bad throw and the ball rolled out to foul territory. Yoh kept running and made it to third.
Furuya was removed from the game after the play and taken to a hospital in Narashino, Chiba for tests. He was diagnosed with a fracture in the first metacarpal (thumb) on his left hand and will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.0 Comments