2018 Hanshin Tigers Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
谷中真二 Shinji Taninaka [10/12] The Tigers are looking to add Taninaka as an advance scout. Sponichi 10/22/2018  
MV 香田勲男 Isao Koda Ichi-gun Pitching Coach [10/22] Koda was named Ni-gun pitching coach. … [10/17] Koda will be reassigned to Ni-gun. Sports Hochi 10/18/2018 10/22
MV 高代延博 Nobuhiro Takashiro Ichi-gun Strategy/General Coach [10/22] Takashiro was named Ni-gun chief coach. … [10/17] Takashiro will be reassigned to Ni-gun. Sports Hochi 10/18/2018 10/22
MV 日高剛 Takeshi Hidaka Staff [10/22] The Tigers announced that Hidaka will be an Ikusei / analyst coach next year. … [10/17] Hidaka is expected to get a job as Ni-gun hitting coach. Sports Hochi 10/18/2018 10/22
狩野恵輔 Keisuke Kano [10/17] Kano could join the staff as a Ni-gun hitting coach. Sponichi 10/17/2018  
MV 新井良太 Ryota Arai Ikusei Coach [10/22] Arai was named Ni-gun hitting coach. … [10/17] Arai will be reassigned to Ni-gun hitting coach. Sponichi 10/17/2018 10/22
NEW 藤原崇起 Takaoki Fujiwara Owner Proxy [10/16] Fujiwara will take over as owner on December 1. 10/16
NEW 清水雅治 Masaji Shimizu Rakuten coach [10/22] The Tigers announced that they added Shimizu to their coaching staff as head coach. … [10/16] Shimizu is not expected to return to Rakuten next year. The Tigers could offer him a job as Ichi-gun head coach. Sanspo 10/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018, Sports Hochi 10/16/2018, Daily Sports 10/16/2018 10/22
MV 平田勝男 Katsuo Hirata Ichi-gun Chief/Def/Base Coach [10/22] Hirata was named Ni-gun manager. … [10/16] Could be reassigned to Ni-gun manager. Sanspo 10/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018, Sports Hochi 10/16/2018, Daily Sports 10/16/2018 10/22
MV 浜中治 Osamu Hamanaka Ni-gun Hitting Coach [10/22] Hamanaka was named Ichi-gun hitting coach. … [10/16] Hamanaka could be promoted to Ichi-gun hitting coach. Daily Sports 10/16/2018 10/22
MV 藤本敦士 Atsushi Fujimoto Ni-gun INF/Base Coach [10/22] Fujimoto was named Ichi-gun infield/base coach. … [10/13] Could be promoted to Ichi-gun. Sanspo 10/13/2018, Sanspo 10/13/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018 10/22
MV 藤井彰人 Akihito Fujii Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/22] Fujii was named Ichi-gun battery coach. … [10/13] Could be promoted to Ichi-gun. Sanspo 10/13/2018, Sanspo 10/13/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018 10/22
MV 福原忍 Shinobu Fukuhara Ni-gun Pitching Coach [10/22] Fukuhara was named Ichi-gun pitching coach. … [10/13] Could be promoted to Ichi-gun. Sanspo 10/13/2018, Sanspo 10/13/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018 10/22
OUT 金本知憲 Tomoaki Kanemoto Ichi-gun Manager [10/11] Kanemoto announced that he is stepping down as manager. YakyuDB … [10/08] The Tigers dropped their game against Yakult on October 8 and are now slated to finish the year in last place for the first time since 2001. The Tigers are not planning to replace Kanemoto. Daily Sports 10/8/2018, Sanspo 10/8/2018  
OUT 片岡篤史 Atsushi Kataoka Ichi-gun Head/Hitting Coach [10/14] The Tigers announced that they received and accepted a letter of resignation from Kataoka. [10/12] Kataoka may not be returning next year. Nikkan Sports 10/12/2018 … [10/05] Could swap places with Ni-gun Manager Yano. Sports Hochi 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Daily Sports 10/7/2018 10/14
MV 矢野燿大 Akihiro Yano Ni-gun Manager [10/18] Yano reportedly agreed to a three-year contract and the uniform number 88. Sponichi 10/18/2018, Sports Hochi 10/18/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/18/2018 … [10/15] The Tigers announced that Yano agreed to become the next Ichi-gun manager. YakyuDB … [10/14] Yano returned to Osaka on October 14 to consider the Tigers offer. This is a difficult decision for Yano, since he is friends with Kanemoto and believes he is also responsible for the team’s performance. He could make a decision by October 15. Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018, Sports Hochi 10/14/2018, Sports Hochi 10/14/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018, Sponichi 10/14/2018, Sponichi 10/14/2018, Sanspo 10/14/2018, Sanspo 10/14/2018 … [10/13] The Tigers formally offered Yano the manager position on October 13. Team President Kenji Ageshio met Yano at a hotel in Miyazaki for about ninety minutes. Daily Sports 10/13/2018 … [10/13] Yano was unofficially offered the open manager position, but asked for more time. The Tigers could make a formal offer today. Daily Sports 10/12/2018, Sponichi 10/13/2018, Sanspo 10/13/2018, Sports Hochi 10/13/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/13/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/13/2018 … [10/05] Could swap places with Ichi-gun Head/Hitting Coach Kataoka. Sports Hochi 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Daily Sports 10/7/2018 10/15
STAY 掛布雅之 Masayuki Kakefu Senior Executive Adviser [10/22] The Tigers announced that Kakefu agreed to a one-year extension (from November 1). Daily Sports 10/22/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/22/2018 … [10/16] The Tigers are planning to ask Kakefu to return under the same title next year. Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018 … [10/12] Managerial candidate. Daily Sports 10/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/12/2018, Sanspo 10/12/2018  
和田一浩 Kazuhiro Wada [10/05] Tigers could offer him a job as Ichi-gun hitting coach. Chunichi Sports 10/5/2018, Sports Hochi 10/5/2018, Daily Sports 10/5/2018  
岡田彰布 Akinobu Okada [10/12] Managerial candidate. Daily Sports 10/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/12/2018, Sanspo 10/12/2018  

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NPB Standings [Full]
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Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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