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[10/1/2015] NPB Senryokugai, players that will not be offered contracts for next season

by on Oct.02, 2015 @ 1:12 am, under NPB

The list below will be updated as information is released by teams and the media (covers announcements made beginning on October 1).

(last updated 2/10 @ 12:22am)

2015 Senryokugai List

Team Pos Name JPN Name ENG Age Date Notes Link
Yomiuri P 青木 高広 Aoki, Takahiro 33 10/01 Wants to continue playing as of 10/2. [10/23] Planning to retire. Is scheduled to join the Giants youth baseball academy as an instructor. [12/15] Will join Yomiuri as a scout, effective January 1, 2016. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/2/2015, Sponichi 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/23/2015, Daily Sports 12/15/2015
  OF 横川 史学 Yokogawa, Fuminori 30 10/01 Wants to continue playing as of 10/2. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/2/2015, Sponichi 10/2/2015
  INF 坂口 真規 Sakaguchi, Masaki 25 10/01 Wants to continue playing as of 10/2. [11/06] To sign Ikusei contract with Yomiuri. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/2/2015, Sponichi 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/5/2015
  P* 田原 啓吾 Tahara, Keigo 21 10/01 Expected to re-sign with Ikusei contract. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/1/2015
  P* 成瀬 功亮 Naruse, Kosuke 23 10/01 Expected to re-sign with Ikusei contract. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/1/2015
  P* 田中 太一 Tanaka, Taichi 22 10/01 Expected to re-sign with Ikusei contract. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/1/2015
  C* 芳川  庸 Yoshikawa, Chikara 22 10/01 Expected to re-sign with Ikusei contract. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/1/2015
  OF* 高橋  洸 Takahashi, Ko 22 10/01 Expected to re-sign with Ikusei contract. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/1/2015
  P 久保 裕也 Kubo, Yuya 35 10/04 Wants to continue playing. Announcement, Daily Sports 10/4/2015
  P 野間口貴彦 Nomaguchi, Takahiko 32 10/04 [11/01] Planning to retire. Announcement, Sponichi 10/31/2015
  OF 隠善 智也 Inzen, Tomoya 31 10/18 [10/23] Planning to retire. [12/15] Accepted a job in the Giants' public relations department. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/23/2015, Daily Sports 12/15/2015
  P 田中 大輝 Tanaka, Daiki 23 10/29 Released. Planning to re-sign with Ikusei contract. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/29/2015
Hiroshima P 河内 貴哉 Kawauchi, Takaya 33 10/01 Planning to retire. [11/07] Will begin working in the Carp's public relations department on December 1. Announcement, Daily Sports 10/2/2015, Daily Sports 11/7/2015
  P 岩見 優輝 Iwami, Yuki 28 10/01   Announcement
  P 池ノ内亮介 Ikenouchi, Ryosuke 26 10/01   Announcement
  OF 中村  憲 Nakamura, Ken 26 10/01   Announcement
  OF* 森下  宗 Morishita, Tsukasa 24 10/01   Announcement
  P 篠田 純平 Shinoda, Jumpei 30 10/26 Thinking about retiring. [11/07] Will begin working in the Carp's Ichi-gun management division on December 1. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/26/2015, Daily Sports 11/7/2015, Blog Update 11/7/2015
  P 武内 久士 Takeuchi, Hisashi 27 10/26 Undecided. AnnouncementNikkan Sports 10/26/2015
  P* デ ヘスス De Jesus, Danilo 27 10/26   Announcement
  OF 鈴木 将光 Suzuki, Masamitsu 28 10/26 Undecided. [01/01] Wants to become a licensed acupuncturist. Will go to classes during the night and work during the day. AnnouncementNikkan Sports 10/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/1/2016
Hanshin INF 黒瀬 春樹 Kurose, Haruki 30 10/01 Wants to continue playing. [11/12] Accepted job as advance scout for the Seibu Lions. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2015, Sanspo 11/11/2015
  P 加藤 康介 Kato, Kosuke 37 10/02 [12/18] Accepted job as pitcher/pitching coach with Fukushima Hopes (BC League). Announcement, official announcement
  P 玉置 隆 Tamaki, Yutaka 29 10/19 Wants to continue playing. Planning to attend tryouts. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/19/2015, Sanspo 10/21/2015
  OF 田上 健一 Tagami, Kenichi 27 10/19 Wants to continue playing. Planning to attend tryouts. [01/03] He participated in the NPB tryout and received offers, but still waiting to hear from an NPB team. [01/08] Accepted job as advance scout with Orix. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/19/2015, Sanspo 10/21/2015, Daily Sports 1/2/2016, Nikkan Sports 1/8/2016
  P 藤原 正典 Fujihara, Masanori 27 10/29 Tigers could offer Ikusei contract. [01/03] He received offers from non-NPB teams and turned them down because he was only thinking about the NPB. He is looking for a job at a university. Announcement, Sanspo 10/30/2015, Daily Sports 1/2/2016
Chunichi P 山内 壮馬 Yamauchi, Soma 30 10/04 Wants to continue playing. Thinking about attending tryout. He is also considering Italy. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/4/2015, Daily Sports 10/5/2015
  INF* 橋爪 大佑 Hashizume, Daisuke 23 10/04 Undecided. Announcement, Sponichi 10/4/2015
  INF 藤沢 拓斗 Fujisawa, Takuto 25 10/27   AnnouncementDaily Sports 10/27/2015
Yokohama P 東野  峻 Tono, Shun 29 10/04 Wants to continue playing. He was offered a job on the staff, but he turned it down. [10/8] Tono will retire. He accepted a job as batting practice pitcher for Yokohama. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2015, Sponichi 10/5/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2015
  P 岡島 秀樹 Okajima, Hideki 39 10/04 Wants to continue playing. [12/9] Interested in returning to the Majors. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2015, Sports Hochi 12/9/2015
  P 土屋 健二 Tsuchiya, Kenji 25 10/04 Planning to attend tryouts. [11/19] Planning to retire. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/4/2015, Sponichi 11/19/2015
  P 大田阿斗里 Ota, Atori 26 10/04 Planning to attend tryouts. [11/26] Set to sign minor league deal with the San Diego Padres. [01/26] Took a preliminary tryout with Orix on January 18. Invited to Orix spring camp for an extended tryout. [02/09] The Buffaloes announced that they will sign Ota to an Ikusei contract. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/26/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2016
  P 加賀美希昇 Kagami, Kisho 27 10/04 Undecided. [12/4] Planning to join JR Nishi Nihon. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/4/2015
  P* 今井 金太 Imai, Kinta 21 10/04 Undecided. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/4/2015
  INF 加藤 政義 Kato, Masayoshi 28 10/04 Undecided. [10/28] Planning to retire. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/4/2015, Sponichi 10/28/2015
  OF 多村 仁志 Tamura, Hitoshi 38 10/04 Wants to continue playing. [01/15] Signed Ikusei contract with Chunichi. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2015, Announcement
  OF 赤堀 大智 Akahori, Daichi 28 10/04 Planning to attend tryouts. [12/2] Planning to return to Sega Sammy. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/4/2015, Sponichi 12/2/2015
  P D.ビロウ Below, Duane 29 10/07   Announcement
  C 靍岡 賢二郎 Tsuruoka, Kenjiro 28 10/25 [10/26] Yokohama offered him a job as bullpen catcher. Announcement, Sponichi 10/26/2015
Yakult P 七條 祐樹 Shichijo, Yuki 31 10/02 Wants to continue playing. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015
  P 江村 将也 Emura, Masaya 28 10/02 Planning to attend tryouts. [11/20] Planning to attend a tryout for the Padres in Kochi on November 22. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Daily Sports 11/20/2015
  P 赤川 克紀 Akagawa, Katsuki 25 10/02 Undecided. [10/14] Planning to retire. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Sanspo 10/14/2015
  P 大場 達也 Oba, Tatsuya 26 10/02 Planning to attend tryouts. [11/20] Planning to attend a tryout for the Padres in Kochi on November 22. [01/04] Has not given up on playing professionally. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Sanspo 11/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/4/2016
  P 金伏ウーゴ Kanabushi, Hugo 26 10/02 Undecided, could retire. [11/13] Signed Ikusei contract with Yomiuri. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Daily Sports 10/2/2015, official announcement
  OF 川﨑 成晃 Kawasaki, Nariaki 29 10/02 Undecided, could retire. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Sponichi 10/2/2015
  P* 中根 佑二 Nakane, Yuji 26 10/02 Undecided. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015
  P* 阿部 健太 Abe, Kenta 31 10/02 Was a BP pitcher until he activated due to injuries at Ni-gun. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015
Softbank P 川原 弘之 Kawahara, Hiroyuki 24 10/04 [12/17] Signed Ikusei contract with Softbank. Assigned the uniform number 122. Announcement, official announcement
  P 日高  亮 Hidaka, Ryo 25 10/04 Wants to continue playing. Announcement, Sponichi 10/4/2015
  P 伊藤 祐介 Ito, Yusuke 24 10/04 [11/13] Signed Ikusei contract with Softbank. Announcement, official announcement
  P 金  無英 Kim, Mu-Young 29 10/04 Wants to continue playing. [11/13] Signed Ikusei contract with Softbank. Announcement, Sponichi 10/4/2015, official announcement
  C 細山田武史 Hosoyamada, Takeshi 29 10/04 Wants to continue playing. Announcement, Sponichi 10/4/2015
  INF 李  杜軒 Lee, Tu-Hsuan 27 10/04 Wants to continue playing. Announcement, Sponichi 10/4/2015
  P* 中村 恵吾 Nakamura, Keigo 26 10/04   Announcement
  P* 北方 悠誠 Kitagata, Yujo 21 10/04   Announcement
  INF* 大滝 勇佑 Otaki, Yusuke 21 10/04   Announcement
  INF* 勧野 甲輝 Kanno, Koki 23 10/26   Announcement
  OF* 宮崎  駿 Miyazaki, Hayao 24 10/26   Announcement
Orix P  馬原 孝浩 Mahara, Takahiro 33 10/01 Opted for free agency after offered a significant reduced salary. Considering retirement and playing in the United States. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2015
  OF 坂口 智隆 Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 31 10/01 Opted for free agency after offered a significant reduced salary. Wants to continue playing. [11/13] Signed contract with Yakult. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2015, official announcement
  P 井川  慶 Igawa, Kei 36 10/02 Wants to continue playing. Could attend tryouts. He lost about twelve kilograms in around two months. He feels the best he has ever felt since returning from the United States. [11/26] Igawa might consider opportunities outside of the NPB because he has yet to receive any offers. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Sponichi 10/5/2015, Sponichi 11/26/2015
  P 古川 秀一 Furukawa, Shuichi 28 10/03 Undecided. [12/28] Accepted job as batting practice pitcher in the Orix organization. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/28/2015
  P 柴田 健斗 Shibata, Kento 26 10/03 Planning to attend tryouts. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2015
  C* 原  大輝 Hara, Daiki 27 10/03 Planning to attend tryouts. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2015
  INF ヘルマン German, Esteban 37 10/05 Will be placed on Waivers. Announcement
  P 中山 慎也 Nakayama, Shinya 33 10/26 Wants to continue playing. [11/26] Expected to play for JR Tokai. Announcement, Sanspo 11/26/2015
  P 榊原  諒 Sakakibara, Ryo 30 10/26 Wants to continue playing. [12/1] Planning to retire. Announcement, Sponichi 12/1/2015
  P 前田 祐二 Maeda, Yuji 29 10/26 Wants to continue playing. [12/18] Planning to retire and become an interior decorator. Announcement, Sponichi 12/18/2015
  OF 鉄平 Tsuchiya, Teppei 32 10/26 Wants to continue playing. [01/27] Decided to retire because he had not received any offers. Announcement, Daily Sports 1/27/2016
  OF 竹原 直隆 Takehara, Naotaka 35 10/26 Wants to continue playing. [11/13] Signed contract with Seibu. Announcement, official announcement
  P 戸田  亮 Toda, Ryo 27 10/28 Expected to sign Ikusei contract with Orix. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/28/2015
  INF 山本  和作 Yamamoto, Kazunao 29 10/28 Wants to continue playing. Announcement, Daily Sports 10/28/2015
Nippon Ham P 増渕 竜義 Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 27 10/02 Undecided. [10/14] Decided to retire. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015
  P 齊藤  勝 Saito, Masaru 27 10/02 Not planning to continue playing. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015
  P 河野 秀数 Kawano, Hidekazu 27 10/02 Wants to continue playing. Planning to attend tryouts.  Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015
  OF 鵜久森淳志 Ugumori, Atsushi 28 10/02 Wants to continue playing if there is interest in him. Thinking about attending tryouts. [11/13] Signed contract with Yakult. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015, official announcement
  P 森内 壽春 Moriuchi, Toshiharu 30 10/23 Planning to attend tryouts. [12/18] Accepted offer to join Seibu organization as a batting practice pitcher. Assigned uniform number 03. Announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/23/2015, Daily Sports 12/18/2015
  OF 佐藤 賢治 Sato, Kenji 27 10/23   Announcement
  C 佐藤 正堯 Sato, Masataka 19 10/23   Announcement
  OF ハーミッダ Hermida, Jeremy 31 10/24   Announcement
  P ライブリー Lively, Mitch 30 10/24   Announcement
Lotte P 中後 悠平 Nakaushiro, Yuhei 26 10/03 Wants to continue playing. Announcement
  P 上野 大樹 Ueno, Hiroki 28 10/03 Wants to continue playing. [11/30] Planning to retire. [12/10] To retire. Accepted job as technical coach for Marines Baseball Academy. Announcement,
Nikkan Sports 11/30/2015, Sports Hochi 12/10/2015
  P 服部 泰卓 Hattori, Yasutaka 33 10/03 Undecided. Announcement
  P 小林 敦 Kobayashi, Atsushi 29 10/03 Undecided. [12/10] To retire. Accepted job as Lotte scout. Announcement, Sports Hochi 12/10/2015
  P 植松 優友 Uematsu, Masatomo 25 10/03 Undecided. [11/08] Planning to retire. [12/10] To retire. Accepted job as batting practice pitcher in Lotte organization. Announcement, Sponichi 11/8/2015, Sports Hochi 12/10/2015
  P 矢地 健人 Yachi, Kento 27 10/03 Undecided. Announcement
  C 川本 良平 Kawamoto, Ryohei 33 10/03 Wants to continue playing. Announcement
  INF 早坂 圭介 Hayasaka, Keisuke 31 10/03 Undecided. Announcement
  P ベク・チャスン Baek, Cha-Seung 35 10/21   Announcement
  OF ハフマン Huffman, Chad 30 10/21   Announcement
  P カルロス・ロサ Rosa, Carlos 31 10/21   Announcement
Seibu INF 林崎  遼 Hayashizaki, Ryo 27 10/02   Announcement
  INF 梅田 尚通 Umeda, Naomichi 26 10/02 Planning to retire. Announcement, Sponichi 10/14/2015
  OF 米野 智人 Yoneno, Tomohito 33 10/02 [11/12] Accepted job as catcher/Ni-gun assistant battery coach with Nippon Ham. Announcement, official announcement
  OF 石川  貢 Ishikawa, Mitsugu 24 10/02   Announcement
  P* 前川 恭兵 Maegawa, Kyohei 23 10/02   Announcement
  P ミゲル・メヒア Mejia, Miguel 27 10/02 Will be placed on Waivers on October 2. Announcement
  INF セラテリ Seratelli, Anthony 32 10/02 Will be placed on Waivers on October 2. Announcement
  P 平野 将光 Hirano, Masamitsu 32 10/27 [11/04] Accepted offer to become deputy player dormitory leader and staff in charge of Ikusei. Announcement, Announcement
  P 中郷 大樹 Nakago, Taiki 31 10/27 [12/10] To retire. Accepted job as batting practice pitcher in Lotte organization. Announcement, Sports Hochi 12/10/2015
  P 松下 建太 Matsushita, Kenta 28 10/27 [11/04] Accepted offer to become Ni-gun equipment manager. Announcement, Announcement
  P 田中 靖洋 Tanaka, Yasuhiro 28 10/27 [12/07] Reached agreement with Lotte. Announcement, Sponichi 12/7/2015
Rakuten P 上園 啓史 Uezono, Keiji 31 10/02 Wants to continue playing if there is interest in him. [12/21] Planning to retire. Will end his career playing playing winter ball in Australia, beginning later this month. [01/03] Participated in the NPB tryout and the San Diego Padres tryout in November. He wanted to make sure there was no interest. He is already planning to retire, but still wanted to play winter ball in Australia because he likes baseball and because he wants to exhaust all his options. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/21/2015, Daily Sports 1/2/2016
  P 梅津 智弘 Umetsu, Tomohiro 32 10/02 Undecided. Fifty-fifty. [10/30] Decided to retire. [01/01] He will join the Rakuten staff as an Ichi-gun deputy supervisor. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015, Personal Blog 10/30/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/1/2016
  P 藤江  均 Fujie, Hitoshi 29 10/02 Wants to continue playing. [10/30] Interested in heading overseas if he does not get an offer from an NPB team. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015, Sanspo 10/30/2015
  P* 高堀 和也 Takahori, Kazuya 25 10/02 Wants to continue playing. Planning to attend tryouts. Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015
  P 片山 博視 Katayama, Hiroshi 28 10/04   Announcement
  P 今野 龍太 Konno, Ryuta 20 10/26 Expected to resign Ikusei contracts. Announcement, Chunichi Sports 10/26/2015
  C 小山 桂司 Oyama, Keiji 34 10/26 Planning to attend tryout. [12/09] Signed contract with Chunichi to be bullpen catcher and batting practice pitcher . Announcement, Sports Hochi 10/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/8/2015
  INF 西村  弥 Nishimura, Wataru 32 10/26 Undecided. [12/19] Retired and joined Rakuten Eagles Academy as a junior coach. AnnouncementSports Hochi 10/26/2015, official announcement
  OF 榎本  葵 Enomoto, Aoi 23 10/26 Expected to resign Ikusei contracts. AnnouncementChunichi Sports 10/26/2015
  INF サンチェス Sanchez, Gaby 32 10/31   Announcement
  INF ペーニャ Pena, Wily Mo 33 10/31   Announcement
  P クルーズ Cruz, Rhiner 28 10/31   Announcement
  INF ムリーロ Murillo, Agustin 33 10/31   Announcement
  C セゴビア Segovia, Alejandro 25 10/31   Announcement

* denotes Ikusei player

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