The Lions are planning to reassign Ni-gun Battery Coach Kosaku Akimoto to Ichi-gun battery coach. He will take over for Masanori Taguchi.
Among other upcoming changes:
Source: Daily Sports 10/4/2016
The Lions are thinking about offering Toshifumi Baba a job as infield/base coach. Baba is an infield coach for the Hanwha Eagles this season. He is not expected to return to Hanwha next year.
Source: Sponichi 10/5/2016
Seibu could offer Fumiya Nishiguchi a job as Ni-gun pitching coach.
The Lions are to juggle around some of their current coaches. Ikusei Coach Shogo Akada will become Ni-gun batting coach and Amateur Scout Kosuke Noda will become Ni-gun Battery Coach. Ni-gun Manager Hisanori Yokota will get a job in the front office.
The new coaching staff will be released on October 11.
Source: Daily Sports 10/8/2016