2018 Yakult Swallows Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
MV 福川将和 Masakazu Fukukawa Staff [10/30] The Swallows announced that they added Hashigami as a Ni-gun battery coach. 10/30
NEW 橋上秀樹 Hideki Hashigami Former Seibu Coach [10/30] The Swallows announced that they added Hashigami as a Ni-gun chief coach. … [10/23] The Swallows could offer Hashigami a job as Ni-gun chief coach. Sponchi 10/23/2018, Sports Hochi 10/23/2018 10/30
OUT 野口寿浩 Toshihiro Noguchi Ichi-gun Battery Coach [10/15] The Swallows announced they will not offer Noguchi a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Noguchi is not expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
OUT 赤堀元之 Motoyuki Akahori Ni-gun Pitching Coach [10/15] The Swallows announced they will not offer Akahori a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Akahori is not expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
MV 衣川篤史 Atsushi Kinugawa Scorer [10/22] The Swallows announced that Kinugawa agreed to become an Ichi-gun battery coach next year. … [10/15] The Swallows could offer Kinugawa a job as Ichi-gun battery coach. Sanspo 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/16/2018 10/30
10/22
NEW 松岡健一 Kenichi Matsuoka Retiring [10/30] The Swallows announced that they added Matsuoka as a Ni-gun pitching coach. … [10/15] Matsuoka could remain in the organization as a Ni-gun pitching coach. Sanspo 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/16/2018 10/30
OUT 三木肇 Hajime Miki Ni-gun Chief Coach [10/30] The Swallows announced that they are parting ways with Miki. … [10/15] There is a good chance Miki will not return next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/30
OUT 野村克則 Katsunori Nomura Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/30] The Swallows announced that they are parting ways with Nomura. … [10/15] There is a good chance Nomura will not return next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/30

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