2017 Orix Buffaloes coaching staff changes

Date Name Position Notes Source
10/27 Makoto Shiozaki Let go Ni-gun Infield/Base Coach, he will take a job in the front office, effective January 2017. Orix, Nikkan Sports 10/27/2016
10/24 Atsushi Yoshida Let go Ni-gun Pitching Coach, contract will not be renewed OrixSports Hochi 10/23/2016
10/02 Yoshihiko Takahashi Let go Batting Coach, contract will not be renewed Orix
10/02 Hirotoshi Kitagawa Let go Batting Coach, contract will not be renewed Orix

Other Changes

The Buffaloes announced on October 24 that Shigetoshi Hasegawa will become a senior adviser, effective November 1. He will primarily be in charge of providing the organization with support on overseas scouting.

Ryuzo Setoyama will be stepping down as director. Yasuyuki Kato, head of baseball operations, will be reassigned to another position in the front office. Retail Director Hiroyuki Nagamura will be reassigned to director/head of baseball operations. (Title translations may not be 100 percent accurate)

Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2016

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