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[10/1/2013] Yokohama Bay Stars: Masaaki Koike to retire at the end of the season

by on Oct.01, 2013 @ 5:14 pm, under NPB

The Bay Stars announced that that thirty-three-year-old outfielder Masaaki Koike will retire at the end of the season.  Koike was limited to just twelve Ichi-gun game this season because there was no room for him on the active roster with players like Nyjer Morgan, Hitoshi Tamura, Tatsuhiko Kinjo, Sho Aranami, and Shotaro Ide getting the bulk of the playing time.  Koike approached the organization with his decision and they accepted.

A press conference will be held at a later date.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/1/2013, Daily Sports 10/1/2013official announcement