[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

Leave a Reply

NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hanshin 45 27 18 0
Hiroshima 48 28 19 1
Yomiuri 46 23 23 0
Yokohama 47 21 24 2
Chunichi 48 19 26 3
Yakult 46 19 27 0
G W L T
Rakuten 41 29 12 0
Softbank 48 29 19 0
Seibu 44 25 18 1
Nippon Ham 45 19 26 0
Orix 45 18 27 0
Lotte 47 14 32 1
Don't forget to check these out!