According to Sports Hochi, forty-three-year-old Takeshi Yamasaki spoke to team officials on Wednesday and finalized his decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. According to the report, Yamasaki decided to return next season after hearing about the team's plans for the future.
Yamasaki is expected to inform everyone of his decision during a team meeting at Nagoya Dome today.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/1/2012
UPDATE @ 1:38pm - Yamasaki met with team president Katsuhiko Sakai, team rep Ryohei Sato, and chief of team developement Takashi Ide at a hotel in Nagoya for about an hour. Source: Daily Sports 11/1/2012
UPDATE @ 5:00pm - Yamasaki attended a full-team meeting at Nogoya Dome today and later held a press conference to officially announce that he will play in 2013. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/1/2012
UPDATE 11/2 @ 4:10pm - Yamasaki is not looking to drag out his career. He hinted that next season could be his last. Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 11/2/2012