2018 Rakuten Eagles Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
OUT 清水雅治 Masaji Shimizu Ichi-gun OF/Base Coach [10/16] The Eagles announced that Shimizu will not return next year. 10/16
佐藤義則 Yoshinori Sato Pitching Coach [10/14] The Eagles want Sato to shift over to Ichi-gun/Ni-gun roving pitching coach next year. Daily Sports 10/14/2018  
OUT 古久保健二 Kenji Furukubo Ichi-gun Battery Coach [10/14] The Eagles announced that Furukubo will not return next year. 10/14
真喜志康永 Yasunaga Makishi Ichi-gun INF/Base Coach [10/12] Expected to be named Ichi-gun head coach. Nikkan Sports 10/12/2018  
金森栄治 Eiji Kanamori Lotte Ichi-gun Hitting Coach [10/12] Rakuten is thinking about making Kanamori an offer. Nikkan Sports 10/12/2018, Sanspo 10/14/2018  
野村克則 Katsunori Nomura Yakult Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/08] The Eagles might offer Nomura a job as Ni-gun battery coach. Daily Sports 10/8/2018, Sanspo 10/14/2018  
IN 苫篠誠治 Seiji Tomashino [10/16] Tomashino was named Ichi-gun outfield/base coach. … [10/08] Could be offered a job as Ichi-gun Outfield/Base Coach. Sponichi 10/8/2018 10/16
IN 後藤武敏 Taketoshi Goto Yokohama (Retiring) [10/16] Goto was named Ni-gun hitting coach. … [10/07] Could be offered job as Ni-gun hitting coach. Sanspo 10/7/2018 10/16
IN 鉄平 Teppei Tsuchiya [10/07] The Eagles announced that they added Teppei to their staff as an Ni-gun Outfield/Base Coach. He was assigned the uniform number 96. … [10/07] Could be named Ni-gun OF/Base coach. Nikkan Sports 10/7/2018, Sanspo 10/7/2018 10/7
三木肇 Hajime Miki Yakult Ni-gun Chief Coach [10/07] Could be offered job as Ni-gun manager. Sponichi 10/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2018, Sanspo 10/7/2018  
IN 小谷野栄一 Eiichi Koyano Orix (Retiring) [10/16] Koyano was named Ichi-gun hitting coach. … [10/07] Could be offered job as coach. Sports Hochi 10/7/2018 10/16
石井貴 Takashi Ishii Tokushima Manager [10/07] Could be offered job as Ichi-gun pitching coach. Sanspo 10/7/2018 … [10/06] Could be offered job as coach. Sports Hochi 10/6/2018, Sponichi 10/6/2018  
伊藤智仁 Tomohito Ito Toyama Manager [10/06] Could be offered job as coach. Sports Hochi 10/6/2018  
STAY 平石洋介 Yosuke Hiraishi Interim Manager [10/05] GM Kazuhisa Ishii told reporters Hiraishi accepted their offer to make him their new full-time manager. Daily Sports 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Jiji 10/5/2018  
OUT 池山隆寛 Takahiro Ikeyama Ni-gun Manager [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 大石知宜 Tomoyoshi Oishi Ni-gun Head Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 河野亮 Ryo Kawano Ni-gun Hitting Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 杉本正 Tadashi Sugimoto Ichi/Ni-gun Roving Pitching Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 与田剛 Tsuyoshi Yoda Ni-gun Pitching Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 柳沢裕一 Yuichi Yanagisawa Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 森山周 Makoto Moriyama Ni-gun OF/Base Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 立石充男 Mitsuo Tateishi Ikusei Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5

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