2018 Nippon Ham Fighters Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
MV 原田豊 Yutaka Harada Scout [11/12] The Fighters announced that Harada was reassigned to Ni-gun general coach. 11/12
MV 伊藤剛 Takeshi Ito Ni-gun General Coach [11/12] The Fighters announced that Ito was reassigned to the front office as a special scout to the general manager. 11/12
IN 鶴岡慎也 Shinya Tsuruoka Catcher [10/29] The Fighters announced that they added Tsuruoka to their staff as a battery coach/catcher. 10/29
IN 木田優夫 Masao Kida GM Assistant [10/29] The Fighters announced that they added Kida to their staff as a pitching coach. 10/29
OUT 中嶋聡 Satoshi Nakajima Battery / Strategy Coach [10/20] The Fighters were planning to offer Nakajima a contract for 2019, but he strongly turned them down. Daily Sports 10/20/2018 … [10/19] The Fighters announced that Nakajima will not be returning next year. 10/19
IN 矢野謙次 Kenji Yano Retiring [11/12] The Fighters announced that they added Yano to their staff as a special coach. … [10/16] The Fighters are thinking about offering Yano a job as a special coach. Daily Sports 10/16/2018 11/12
OUT 吉井理人 Masato Yoshii Pitching Coach [10/16] The Fighters announced that Yoshii will not be returning next year. … [10/16] Yoshii is not expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018 10/16
STAY 栗山英樹 Hideki Kuriyama Ichi-gun Manager [10/19] The Fighters announced that they signed Kuriyama to a one-year extension. … [10/16] The Fighters are planning to ask Kuriyama to return next year. Daily Sports 10/16/2018, Sponichi 10/16/2018 … [10/12] Kuriyama is expected to return next year. Sanspo 10/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/12/2018 10/19

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