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[10/18/2015] Yakult Swallows: Yuichi Matsumoto planning to retire

by on Oct.18, 2015 @ 10:53 pm, under NPB

According to a report by Nikkan Sports, Yuichi Matsumoto is planning to retire after the seaon. He has already spoken to members of the organization and an announcement will most likely be made before the Nippon Series. Matsumoto is quoted as saying, "I've given it everything I got. I really appreciate the team keeping me around for seventeen years, even though I never managed to win an everyday job."

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2015

[UPDATE 1/3/2016 @ 1:44am]

Matsumoto accepted a job as a Ni-gun hitting coach in the Swallows' organization.

Source: Daily Sports 1/2/2015

Career Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2002 Yakult 10 27 24 2 6 1 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 .250 .333 .292 .625
2003 Yakult 12 14 14 2 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .286 .286 .357 .643
2004 Yakult 20 28 28 1 11 1 0 0 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .393 .393 .429 .821
2005 Yakult 75 151 137 10 33 6 0 2 45 13 0 0 2 1 8 0 3 23 2 .241 .295 .328 .624
2006 Yakult 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 Yakult 33 105 103 11 35 6 0 3 50 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 1 .340 .352 .485 .838
2008 Yakult 80 147 134 9 34 7 0 0 41 15 0 0 2 1 10 0 0 21 4 .254 .303 .306 .609
2009 Yakult 51 75 67 2 15 4 0 0 19 4 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 16 1 .224 .307 .284 .590
2010 Yakult 35 45 41 2 9 2 0 1 14 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 4 .220 .273 .341 .614
2011 Yakult 51 63 57 2 11 2 0 1 16 8 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 8 2 .193 .270 .281 .551
2012 Yakult 21 40 37 1 7 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 .189 .250 .189 .439
2013 Yakult 44 153 139 19 43 1 1 4 58 25 0 0 1 0 10 1 3 17 4 .309 .368 .417 .786
2014 Yakult 72 89 83 1 24 3 0 0 27 14 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 6 3 .289 .326 .325 .651
2015 Yakult 39 51 47 1 8 2 0 0 10 5 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 5 1 .170 .216 .213 .433
  546 991 914 64 240 36 1 11 311 115 1 0 6 4 55 2 12 125 25 .263 .312 .340 .653