[8/17/2016] Junichi Fukura expected to return in 2017

Junichi Fukura’s job is safe for the time-being. Orix Buffaloes’ Owner Yoshiko Miyauchi and Team President Hiroaki Nishina met and agreed to keep himĀ on board for at least another season. They have already informed the manager of their decision.

Source: Sponichi 8/17/2016

[UPDATE @ 6:41pm]

Orix Buffaloes Director Ryuzo Setoyama told reporters today that team officials spoke to Fukura during the All-Star break. They asked him to return next season and he accepted.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2016, Sponichi 8/17/2016

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