2017 Chiba Lotte Marines Coaching Staff Rumors

The media learned on October 11 that Ni-gun Pitching Coach Tadakatsu Kotani submitted his resignation. He apparently wants to step down because he failed to help the team develop pitchers for the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/12/2016

There is a good chance Masanori Taguchi will be named battery coach.

Source: Sponichi 10/13/2016

Ni-gun Manager Norihito Yamashita could be reassigned to Ichi-gun batting coach.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/13/2016

Ni-gun Manager Norihito Yamashita is expected to take over as Ichi-gun batting coach. The next Ni-gun manager has not yet been decided.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/23/2016

The Marines are planning to offer Kazunari Tsuruoka a job as Ni-gun battery coach.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2016

The media learned on January 3 that Ryo Watanabe will join Lotte’s staff as an assistant training coach.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/4/2017

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