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[12/8/2013] BC League: Masao Kida will return to the Million Stars next season

by on Dec.08, 2013 @ 9:11 pm, under Independent

Forty-six-year-old Masao Kida has decided to continue playing and will remain with the BC League's Ishikawa Million Stars next season.

Kida attended a tryout with Ishikawa after he was senrokyugai'ed by Nippon Ham after the 2012 season.  He passed the tryout and went on to pitch in fifty-two games this past season (3-1, 15 Sv, 51.0 IP, 37 H, 1 HR, 32 K, 2 BB, 12 R, 10 ER, 1.76 ERA).

Source: official announcement, personal blog 12/8/2013, Sponichi 12/8/2013

[UPDATE 12/9 @ 8:51pm]

Kida will be returning to Ishikawa as a player/general manager, effective January 1, 2014.

Source: official announcementSponichi 12/9/2013, personal blog 12/9/2013