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Around the NPB Horn: Yokohama has a list of 2-3 manager candidates

by on Sep.13, 2009 @ 2:54 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Craig Brazell is still focused on making a return to the parent club in time for a game against the Giants on 9/17.  He spent time on Saturday doing 60m dashes and playing catch.

Said Brazell, "Of course I want within 10 days. The next step is batting. Once I can do that... I just want to get back."

Yokohama Bay Stars

...Sponichi reports that the Bay Stars currently have 2-3 candidates they are looking at to take over the helm next season.  Yokohama will likely make a decision as the season draws closer to an end.

Tomio Tashiro has been asked to return as the Bay Stars Ni-gun manager next season.

A second Sponichi article mentions current Yomiuri Giant pitching coach Takao Obana as one of the 2-3 names the Bay Stars are considering.

Yomiuri Giants

...Takahashi Yoshinobu is set to undergo surgery on 9/15.