The Rakuten Eagles announced the following coaching staff changes:
- Kenta Kurihara – Ni-gun hitting coach → Ichi-gun hitting coach
- Yosuke Takasu – Ichi-gun hitting coach → Ni-gun hitting coach
- Yasunaga Makishi – Ikusei coach → Ichi-gun infield/base coach
- Mitsuo Tateishi – Ichi-gun infield/base coach → Ikusei coach
The Eagles are currently in the middle of a seven-game losing streak. They have the worst record in baseball so far this year: 6-19-1 after twenty-nine games.
Source: Sports Hochi 4/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/30/2018