Chiba Lotte Marines
...The Marines officially announced that Takashi Nishimoto will be the team's Ichi-gun pitching and battery coach next season. He has been assigned the number 71.
...The Eagles announced on Tuesday that Koichi Isobe has retired.
...Hiroshi Hirao and Yoshihiro Doi said that they will not exercise their FA options and will stay with the team for at least another season.
...Jun Otsuka was released by the team on Tuesday but will return next season as a Ni-gun staff member.