Yomiuri Giants reliever Kyosuke Takagi confessed on Wednesday to betting on baseball and admitted that he lied during the team's latest investigation.
"I've betrayed all the people associated with me since I started playing baseball in elementary school. I'm really sorry," Takagi said at a press conference, a day after he told the club he had bet on baseball in 2014.
The Giants conducted an investigation last autumn after learning on Oct. 5 that pitcher Satoshi Fukuda had been involved in betting on baseball. The involvement of fellow pitchers Shoki Kasahara and Ryuya Matsumoto was revealed later that month, with all three receiving indefinite suspensions in November.