2017 Yakult Swallows coaching staff changes

The Yakult Swallows have announced that the following coaches will not be offered new contracts for the 2017 season:

  • Pitching Coach Toshihide Narimoto
  • Battery Coach Yuji Serizawa

Source: Yakult announcement 10/1

The following officials will not be returning next year:

  • Farm Director Masanori Matsui
  • Chief Scout Koji Torihara
  • Scout Yukio Yaegashi
  • Batting Practice Pitcher Yukihito Ranbashi

Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2016

The Swallows announced that they added Motoyuki Akahori to their staff as a Ni-gun pitching coach.

Source: Yakult announcement 11/11

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