2018 Seibu Lions Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
MV 清川栄治 Eiji Kiyokawa Ni-gun Ikusei Coach [11/04] Kiyokawa will be a Ni-gun roving pitching coach next year. 11/04
黒田哲史 Satoshi Kuroda Ni-gun INF/Base Coach [10/29] Kuroda could be reassigned to Ichi-gun. Tokyo Sports 10/29/2018  
赤田将吾 Shogo Akada Ni-gun Hitting/OF/Base Coach [10/29] Akada could be reassigned to Ichi-gun. Tokyo Sports 10/29/2018  
嶋重宣 Shigenobu Shima Ichi-gun Hitting Coach [10/29] Shima could be reassigned to Ni-gun. Tokyo Sports 10/29/2018  
MV 小野和義 Kazuyoshi Ono Front Office [11/04] The Lions announced that Ono will be an Ichi-gun pitching coach next year. … [10/29] Ono could become pitching coach. Tokyo Sports 10/29/2018 11/04
馬場敏史 Toshifumi Baba INF/Base Coach [10/29] Baba could become head coach. Tokyo Sports 10/29/2018  
MV 土肥義弘 Yoshihiro Doi Ichi-gun Pitching Coach [10/25] Doi will most likely get a job as an overseas scout. Nikkan Sports 10/25/2018 … [10/24] Doi is not expected to return as a pitching coach next year. He could get a job in the front office. Daily Sports 10/24/2018  
NEW 平尾博嗣 Hiroshi Hirao [11/04] The Lions announced that they added Hirao to their staff as a Ni-gun hitting/infield/base coach. … [10/22] The Lions are thinking about offering Hirao a job on the coaching staff, possibly as a Ni-gun hitting coach. Nikkan Sports 10/22/2018 11/04
OUT 鈴木葉留彦 Haruhiko Suzuki Managing Director [10/21] The Lions announced that this will be Suzuki’s last year as president of operations. 10/21
MV 飯田光男 Mitsuo Iida Managing Director [10/21] The Lions announced that Iida will take over as managing director president of operations on January 1, 2019. 10/21
MV 渡辺久信 Hisanobu Watanabe Senior Director / Chief of Operations [10/21] The Lions announced that Watanabe will take over as general manager on January 1, 2019. 10/21
OUT 橋上秀樹 Hideki Hashigami Strategy Coach [10/21] The Lions announced that they are not going to sign Hashigami to a contract for 2019. 10/21
MV 松井稼頭央 Kazuo Matsui Retiring [11/4] The Lions announced that Matsui will take over as Ni-gun manager next year. … [10/22] Matsui is expected to take over as Ni-gun manager. Nikkan Sports 10/22/2018 … [10/07] Could take over as Ni-gun manager in 2019. Daily Sports 10/7/2018 11/04
潮崎哲也 Tetsuya Shiozaki Ni-gun Manager [10/07] Will likely shift to a position in the front office. Daily Sports 10/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/22/2018  

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