[8/30/2016] Hideki Kuriyama will most likely return in 2017

Hideki Kuriyama signed a one-year deal before the start of the season. The media learned on August 29 that the Nippon Ham Fighters have already held internal discussions for a final decision and will most likely offer him an extension after the season. Kuriyama is expected to accept and return for his sixth season as manager of the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/30/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2016

Managerial Record

Year Team Pos G W L T WPCT GB HR AVG ERA Age
2012 Nippon Ham 1 144 74 59 11 .556 90 .256 2.89 51
2013 Nippon Ham 6 144 64 78 2 .451 18.5 105 .256 3.74 52
2014 Nippon Ham 3 144 73 68 3 .518 6.5 119 .251 3.61 53
2015 Nippon Ham 2 143 79 62 2 .560 12.0 106 .258 3.62 54
2016 Nippon Ham 2 118 72 45 1 .615 0.0 99 .264 2.94 55
  693 362 312 19 .537  

Note: 2016 season record through August 29.

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