The Chunichi Dragons announced a couple more changes to the coaching staff today. Pitching Coach Yui Tomori was re-assigned to international scout. He had been juggling both the coaching and scouting job since 2014. Ni-gun Coach Kenta Asakura will take over as Ichi-gun pitching coach.
Shigekazu Mori told reporters the changes were decided on from the start and that now was the only time the changes could be made. He also said there would have been no need for the change, if he was not going to be around for much longer.
[UPDATE 9/5 @ 1:24pm]
When Mori said that now was the only time the changes could be made, he was talking about the roster expansions in the Majors and how this was a crucial time to check on players in the United States.