2018 Yomiuri Giants Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
MV 木佐貫洋 Hiroshi Kisanuki Scout [10/23] Kisanuki was named farm pitching coach. … [10/20] Kisanuki could be reassigned to a coaching position. Sponichi 10/20/2018 10/23
MV 古城茂幸 Shigeyuki Furuki Scout [10/23] Furuki was named farm hitting/fielding coach. … [10/20] Furuki could be reassigned to a coaching position. Sponichi 10/20/2018 10/23
MV 井上真二 Shinji Inoue Chief Scout [10/23] Inoue was named San-gun manager. … [10/20] Inoue could be named the new San-gun manager. Sponichi 10/20/2018 10/23
NEW 杉内俊哉 Toshiya Sugiuchi Retiring [10/23] Sugiuchi was named farm pitching coach. … [10/20] Sugiuchi could be offered a job as a pitching coach. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Sponichi 10/20/2018, Daily Sports 10/20/2018 10/23
NEW 村田修一 Shuichi Murata Retiring [10/23] Murata was named farm hitting coach. … [10/20] Murata could be offered a job as a hitting coach. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Sponichi 10/20/2018, Daily Sports 10/20/2018 10/23
NEW 後藤孝志 Koji Goto Doosan Coach [10/23] Goto was named Ichi-gun hitting coach. … [10/20] Goto is expected to join the staff as an outfield / base coach. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Sponichi 10/20/2018 10/23
NEW 相川亮二 Ryoji Aikawa [10/23] Aikawa was named Ichi-gun battery coach. … [10/20] Aikawa is expected to join the staff as a battery coach. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Sponichi 10/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/20/2018, Daily Sports 10/20/2018 10/23
NEW 宮本和知 Kazutomo Miyamoto [10/23] Miyamoto was named Ichi-gun general pitching coach. … [10/20] Miyamoto could be offered a job as a pitching coach. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Sponichi 10/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/20/2018, Daily Sports 10/20/2018 10/23
NEW 水野雄仁 Katsuhito Mizuno [10/23] Mizuno was named Ichi-gun pitching coach. … [10/20] Mizuno could be offered a job as a pitching coach. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Sponichi 10/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/20/2018, Daily Sports 10/20/2018 10/23
NEW 元木大介 Daisuke Motoki [10/23] Motoki was named Ichi-gun infield / base coach. … [10/21] Motoki admitted that he received an offer from the Giants during a Nippon Hoso radio program on October 21. Sponichi 10/21/2018, Daily Sports 10/21/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/21/2018 … [10/20] Motoki could join the staff as a hitting coach. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Sponichi 10/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/20/2018, Daily Sports 10/20/2018 10/23
OUT 村田真一 Shinichi Murata Ichi-gun Head / Battery Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Murata will not be returning next year. … [10/20] Murata is not expected to return next year. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/20/2018 10/22
OUT 斎藤雅樹 Masaki Saito Ichi-gun Pitching Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Saito will not be returning next year. … [10/20] Saito is not expected to return next year. He has apparently submitted an intent to resign. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/20/2018 10/22
OUT 豊田清 Kiyoshi Toyoda Ichi-gun Pitching Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Toyoda not be returning next year. 10/22
OUT 二岡智宏 Tomohiro Nioka Ichi-gun Hitting Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Nioka will not be returning next year. … [10/20] Nioka is not expected to return next year. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018 10/22
OUT 小関竜也 Tatsuya Ozeki Ichi-gun Hitting Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Ozeki will not be returning next year. 10/22
OUT 井端弘和 Hirokazu Ibata Ichi-gun INF / Base Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Ibata will not be returning next year. … [10/20] The Giants want Ibata to return, but he is thinking about stepping down. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Chunichi Sports 10/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/20/2018 10/22
OUT 大西崇之 Takayuki Onishi Ichi-gun OF / Base Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Onishi will not be returning next year. 10/22
OUT 伊藤博 Hiroshi Ito Ichi-gun Training Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Ito will not be returning next year. 10/22
OUT 江藤 智 Akira Eto San-gun Manager [10/22] The Giants announced Eto will not be returning next year. 10/22
OUT 阿波野秀幸 Hideyuki Awano San-gun Pitching Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Awano will not be returning next year. 10/22
OUT 円谷英俊 Hidetoshi Tsuburaya San-gun Infield Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Tsuburaya will not be returning next year. 10/22
OUT 内藤重人 Shigeto Naito Training Coach [10/22] The Giants announced Naito will not be returning next year. 10/22
MV 大塚淳弘 Atsuhiro Otsuka Business Division Deputy GM/Manager Game Operations [10/11] Otsuka will become Scouting Department Deputy/Manager Game Operations. Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/11/2018, Sponichi 10/11/2018  
MV 長谷川国利 Kunitoshi Hasegawa Assessment Manager [10/11] Hasegawa will also take on the role of chief scout. Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/11/2018, Sponichi 10/11/2018  
MV 岡崎郁 Okazaki Kaoru Chief Scout [10/11] Transferred to a different position. Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/11/2018  
篠塚和典 Kazunori Shinozuka [10/08] Yomiuri could offer Shinozuka a job as Ni-gun manager. Sponichi 10/8/2018  
OUT 田代富雄 Tomio Tashiro Ni-gun Hitting Coach [10/07] The Giants announced that Tashiro will not be returning next year. 10/7
MV 川相昌弘 Masahiro Kawai Ni-gun Manager [10/23] The Giants announced that Kawai will take over as Yomiuri Shimbun Sports Adviser, effective November 1. Daily Sports 10/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/23/2018, Sponichi 10/23/2018 … [10/07] The Giants announced that Kawai will not be returning next year. 10/7
MV 高田誠 Makoto Takada Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/23] Takada was named Ni-gun manager. … [10/20] Takada could take over as full-time Ni-gun manager. Tokyo Sports 10/20/2018, Sponichi 10/20/2018 … [10/07] The Giants named Takada interim Ni-gun manager for the Phoenix League. 10/23
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NEW 原辰徳 Tatsunori Hara [10/23] Hara was named Ichi-gun manager. … [10/10] Hara received a formal offer to take over as manager from Team Owner Toshikazu Yamaguchi on October 10. He told the Giants he was interested but wanted more time to think. If Hara accepts, his first job will be the upcoming draft. Sanspo 10/10/2018, Sanspo 10/11/2018, Sponichi 10/10/2018, Sponichi 10/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2018, Daily Sports 10/10/2018, Daily Sports 10/10/2018, Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/10/2018 … [10/05] If the Giants get rid of the GM position, they could give the responsibilities to Hara. Tokyo Sports 10/5/2018 … [10/05] Reportedly offered job as Ichi-gun manager. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Sanspo 10/5/2018, Daily Sports 10/5/2018 10/23
OUT 鹿取義隆 Yoshitaka Katori General Manager [10/11] The Giants announced that Katori stepped down as general manager. … [10/05] Giants to consider all options, including whether or not they need a GM right now. Sponichi 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018 10/11

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