2018 Chiba Lotte Marines Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
NEW 菊地 大祐 Daisuke Kikuchi [11/01] The Marines announced that they added Kikuchi to their staff as a Ni-gun strength coach. 11/1
NEW 吉井理人 Masato Yoshii Former Nippon Ham Coach [11/01] The Marines announced that they added Yoshii to their staff as a pitching coach. … [10/16] The Marines are thinking about offering Yoshii a job as pitching coach. Sports Hochi 10/26/2018 11/1
MV 川越英隆 Hidetaka Kawagoe Ni-gun Pitching Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ichi-gun pitching coach. 10/16
MV 大村巌 Iwao Omura Ni-gun Hitting Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ichi-gun hitting coach. 10/16
MV 清水直行 Naoyuki Shimizu Ichi-gun Pitching Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ni-gun pitching coach. 10/16
MV 堀幸一 Koichi Hori Ni-gun INF/Base Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ni-gun hitting coach. 10/16
MV 小坂誠 Makoto Kosaka Ichi-gun INF/Base Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ni-gun infield/base coach. 10/16
野村弘樹 Hiroki Nomura [10/16] The Marines could offer Nomura a job as Ichi-gun pitching coach. Daily Sports 10/16/2018  
IN 河野亮 Ryo Kawano Former Rakuten Coach [10/20] Kawano reportedly agreed to a contract worth an estimated eleven million yen. Daily Sports 10/20/2018 … [10/19] The Marines announced that they added Kawano to their staff as an Ichi-gun hitting coach. … [10/15] The Marines are planning to offer Kawano a job as hitting coach. Daily Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/19
OUT 鶴岡一成 Kazunari Tsuruoka Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/15] The Marines announced they will not offer Tsuruoka a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Tsuruoka is not expected go return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
OUT 福沢洋一 Yoichi Fukuzawa Ni-gun General Coach [10/15] The Marines announced they will not offer Fukuzawa a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Fukuzawa is not expected go return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
IN 大隣憲司 Kenji Otonari Retiring [10/16] Otonari was named Ni-gun pitching coach. … [10/15] Otonari will become a Ni-gun pitching coach next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/16
IN 根元俊一 Shunichi Nemoto Retiring [10/16] Nemoto was named Ichi-gun infield/base coach. [10/15] Nemoto will become a Ni-gun infield/base coach next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/16
IN 岡田幸文 Yoshifumi Okada Retiring [10/16] Okada was named a coach and assigned to Tochigi. … [10/15] Okada will be assigned a coaching role with the BC League’s Tochigi Golden Braves. Sponichi 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/16
IN 金沢岳 Takeshi Kanazawa Retiring [10/16] Kanazawa was named Ni-gun battery coach. … [10/14] Kanazawa is set to take on the role of Ni-gun battery coach. Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018 10/16
OUT 小林雅英 Masahide Kobayashi Pitching Coach [10/14] The Marines will not offer Kobayashi a new contract. 10/14
OUT 金森栄治 Eiji Kanamori Hitting Coach [10/07] The Marines will not offer Kanamori a new contract. 10/14

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