Forty-four-year-old Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi left for the US out of Narita Airport on Saturday for a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tryout is scheduled for the 28th (March 1 Japan time) in Arizona.
"I may have something to gain, but nothing to lose. I love baseball. I want to play baseball," said Shimoyanagi to reporters before leaving.
Shimoyanagi was released by the Rakuten Eagles last September and never received a domestic offer for the 2013 season. He was about to give up when he heard about the tryouts. He started his training on January 25.
Source: Sponichi 2/24/2013