2018 Yomiuri Giants Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
MOVE 大塚淳弘 Atsuhiro Otsuka Business Division Deputy GM/Manager Game Operations [10/11] Otsuka will become Scouting Department Deputy/Manager Game Operations. Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/11/2018, Sponichi 10/11/2018  
MOVE 長谷川国利 Kunitoshi Hasegawa Assessment Manager [10/11] Hasegawa will also take on the role of chief scout. Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/11/2018, Sponichi 10/11/2018  
MOVE 岡崎郁 Okazaki Kaoru Chief Scout [10/11] Transferred to a different position. Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/11/2018  
篠塚和典 Kazunori Shinozuka [10/08] Yomiuri could offer Shinozuka a job as Ni-gun manager. Sponichi 10/8/2018  
OUT 田代富雄 Tomio Tashiro Ni-gun Hitting Coach [10/07] The Giants announced that Tashiro will not be returning next year. 10/7
OUT 川相昌弘 Masahiro Kawai Ni-gun Manager [10/07] The Giants announced that Kawai will not be returning next year. 10/7
高田誠 Makoto Takada Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/07] The Giants named Takada interim Ni-gun manager for the Phoenix League. 10/7
原辰徳 Tatsunori Hara [10/10] Hara received a formal offer to take over as manager from Team Owner Toshikazu Yamaguchi on October 10. He told the Giants he was interested but wanted more time to think. If Hara accepts, his first job will be the upcoming draft. Sanspo 10/10/2018, Sanspo 10/11/2018, Sponichi 10/10/2018, Sponichi 10/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2018, Daily Sports 10/10/2018, Daily Sports 10/10/2018, Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/10/2018 … [10/05] If the Giants get rid of the GM position, they could give the responsibilities to Hara. Tokyo Sports 10/5/2018 … [10/05] Reportedly offered job as Ichi-gun manager. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Sanspo 10/5/2018, Daily Sports 10/5/2018  
OUT 鹿取義隆 Yoshitaka Katori General Manager [10/11] The Giants announced that Katori stepped down as general manager. … [10/05] Giants to consider all options, including whether or not they need a GM right now. Sponichi 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018 10/11

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