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Yuki Tanaka to retire after the season

by on Sep.16, 2010 @ 4:15 am, under NPB

31-year-old Yuki Tanaka (YAK) apparently informed the Yakult Swallows of his intention to retire after the current season on Wednesday.  Tanaka (aka, Yuki) has been having troubles with right shoulder pains this season and has been limited to just 6 Ni-gun appearances this year.

Career Stats

Yr Team G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
1999 OSA 16 5 3 0 0 0 311 71.1 69 5 41 3 54 2 0 34 31 3.91 1.54
2000 OSA 12 2 3 0 1 0 217 44.1 62 9 24 0 29 2 1 37 31 6.29 1.94
2002 ORI 13 7 1 0 3 2 348 84.0 65 3 35 4 75 4 0 19 18 1.93 1.19
2005 ORI 8 0 3 0 0 0 122 27.1 27 3 15 3 20 3 0 19 17 5.60 1.54
2006 ORI 34 5 2 1 0 0 233 53.1 47 6 28 0 44 0 0 22 22 3.71 1.41
2007 ORI 16 4 4 0 0 0 346 80.2 86 8 21 1 67 0 1 37 34 3.79 1.33
2009 YAK 19 5 6 0 1 0 435 100.2 104 8 36 7 77 3 0 41 38 3.40 1.39
Totals 118 28 22 1 5 2 2012 461.2 460 42 200 18 366 14 2 209 191 3.72 1.43