2017 Yomiuri Giants Coaching Staff Rumors

The Yomiuri Giants are planning to reassign Ni-gun Batting Coach Tomohiro Nioka to Ichi-gun batting coach. Current Ichi-gun Batting Coach Junzo Uchida will be reassigned to roving farm batting coach.

The Giants are not planning to make any other major changes to the coaching staff (head coach, pitching coaches, battery coaches, fielding/base coaches).

Source: Sponichi 10/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2016, Daily Sports 10/11/2016

Ichi-gun pitching coach Kiyoshi Toyoda could be re-assigned to Ni-gun.

Source: Sponichi 10/12/2016

The Giants are planning to go with three pitching coaches next season. Pitching Coach Takao Obana will be joined by Ni-gun Pitching Coaches Kazuya Tabata and Yuji Kimura. Kimura will also act as a training coach.

Ni-gun Batting Coach Tomohiro Nioka is set to be reassigned to Ichi-gun as well.

Source: Sponichi 10/22/2016

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