The Buffaloes will not be renewing chief scout Terumitsu Kumano's contract for the 2011 season.
The Buffaloes will also be making the following updates to the scouting staff:
Manabu Satake - from scout to Ichi-gun coach
Yasuo Fujii - scout that is leaving the team to become a coach with the Softbank Hawks
Shinichi Tani - scout that's currently receiving medical care
Tsutomu Sakai - from Ni-gun pitching coach to scout
Hideo Furumi - from former Rakuten Eagles' batting coach to scout