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Giants add Kawai and Kawaguchi to the coaching staff

by on Oct.25, 2010 @ 9:20 pm, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants announced two coaching moves today: Masahiro Kawai will take over as the new Ni-gun manager and Kazuhisa Kawaguchi will become the new general pitching coach.

After retiring in 2006, Kawai became an Ichi-gun INF / base-running coach for the Chunichi Dragons.  In 2010, he took over as the Dragons' Ni-gun manager.

Kawaguchi picked up a job as a baseball analyst after his retirement in 1998.  He also was a special pitching instructor during spring camp for the Giants in 2009 and 2010.