[10/4/2017] Yomiuri Giants Coaching Staff News

November 23 @ 12:38 – The Giants are thinking about offering Yakult advance scout Munehiro Shida a job.

Source: Sponichi 11/22/2017, Daily Sports 11/22/2017, Sanspo 11/22/2017


October 30 @ 22:59 – The Giants announced that the following coach will not be returning next year:

  • Makoto Kosaka, Ni-gun infield base/coach

Source: Yomiuri 10/30/2017


October 28 @ 03:20 – The Giants announced that the following coaches will not be returning next year:

  • Shinji Hata, San-gun battery coach
  • Koji Goto, San-gun outfield/hitting coach

Source: Yomiuri 10/27/2017


October 9 @ 02:28 – The Giants announced the following reassignments on October 8:

  • Takao Obana, pitching coach to baseball operations adviser
  • Yoshinori Murata, hitting coach to advance scout

Source: Yomiuri 10/8/2017


October 6 @ 17:04 – Giants General Manager Yoshitaka Katori has been sitting down with the coaching staff to discuss the past season. He met seven coaches, including Head Coach Shinichi Murata and Pitching Coach Masaki Saito, on October 5. Since Katori became GM after Inter-league play, the meeting may have also allowed him fill in any blanks he might have had from earlier in the year.

Source: Daily Sports 10/6/2017

October 4 @ 23:50 – Ichi-gun Battery Coach Yoshinori Murata will be reassigned to advanced scout next year.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/4/2017

October 4 @ 14:59 – The Giants are planning to offer fifty-four-year-old Sadaaki Yoshimura a job as a coach. He has worked with the Giants in the past. He was an Ichi-gun hitting coach in 2002, Ni-gun manager between 2006 and 2008, and again Ichi-gun hitting coach from 2009 and 2011.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2017, Sponichi 10/4/2017

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