[9/13/2016] Masayuki Kakefu is expected to return a Ni-gun manager next year

Masayuki Kakefu is expected to return as manager of the Ni-gun Hanshin Tigers next year. Kakefu signed a one-year deal before the start of the season. The Tigers will most likely make a formal offer once the season ends.

Kakefu has played an important role in Tomoaki Kanemoto’s bid to rebuild the team this year. His job has been to prepare the young players for time on the active roster and provide them with support when they get demoted. He has worked closely with Kanemoto to develop players in position where they are needed most.

Source: Daily Sports 9/13/2016, Sanspo 9/13/2016, Sponichi 9/13/2016

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