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).
[UPDATE 12/9 @ 8:51pm]
Kida will be returning to Ishikawa as a player/general manager, effective January 1, 2014.