[10/11/2017] Rakuten Eagles Coaching Staff News

November 6 @ 22:06 – The Eagles announced the following additions to their coaching staff:

  • Yosuke Takasu, Ichi-gun hitting coach
  • Yoshinori Sato, Ichi-gun pitching coach
  • Masaji Shimizu, Ichi-gun outfield/base coach
  • Tatsuya Shiokawa, Ichi-gun strategy/infield coach

They also announced the following changes:

  • Yosuke Hiraishi, Ni-gun manager > Ichi-gun head/hitting coach
  • Mitsuo Tateishi, roving infield/base coach > Ichi-gun infield/base coach
  • Takahiro Ikeyama, Ichi-gun chief coach > Ni-gun manager
  • Tsuyoshi Yoda, Ichi-gun pitching coach > Ni-gun pitching coach
  • Yasunaga Makishi, Ichi-gun infield/base coach > Ikusei coach
  • Makoto Moriyama, Ichi-gun outfield/base coach > Ni-gun outfield/base coach
  • Tetsuji Yamaguchi, pitching coach > pro scout group manager

Source: Rakuten 11/6/2017 (additions), Rakuten 11/6/2017 (changes)


November 6 @ 15:24 – Former Softbank coach Yoshinori Sato will most likely rejoin the Eagles’ staff as a pitching coach. Former Yokohama coach Yosuke Takasu will likely join the staff as a hitting coach.

Source: Sponichi 11/6/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/6/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/6/2017

November 4 @ 14:17 – The Eagles are expected to announced that Takahiro Ikeyama (Ichi-gun chief coach) will take over as their new Ni-gun manager next year and that Yosuke Hiraishi (current Ni-gun manager) will be named Ichi-gun head/hitting coach. They are also planning to reassign Tsuyoshi Yoda (Ichi-gun pitching coach) to Ni-gun pitching coach. Shimizu is set to join the staff as an Ichi-gun outfield/base coach.

Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2017

October 25 @ 21:20 – Nashida was formally asked to finish out his contract during a meeting with Owner Hiroshi Mikitani today. His salary will be an estimated 100 million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2017


October 23 @ 15:54 – The Eagles announced that the following coach will not be returning next year:

  • Koichi Isobe, Ichi-gun hitting coach

Source: Rakuten 10/23/2017


October 23 @ 15:50 – The Eagles are thinking about offering Masaji Shimizu a job as a coach.

Source: Daily Sports 10/23/2017


October 22 @ 21:40 – The Eagles announced that the following coach will not be returning next year:

  • Osamu Yonemura, Ichi-gun/Ni-gun roving outfield/base coach

Source: Rakuten 10/22/2017


October 20 @ 17:16 – Nashida is set to finish out the final year of his three-year contract next season.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/22/2017

October 16 @ 17:23 – The Eagles are expected to bring back Nashida next year. According to people close to the situation, Nashida’s two-year contract includes a club option for a third year. The Eagles are planning to exercise the option after the end of the postseason.

Source: Daily Sports 10/16/2017, Daily Sports 10/16/2017, Sponichi 10/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2017

October 12 @ 01:00 – The Rakuten Eagles are planning to finalize a decision on Masataka Nashida when the Climax Series ends.

Source: Daily Sports 10/11/2017

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