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Shingo Takatsu to become first BC League player/manager

by on Dec.16, 2011 @ 2:43 pm, under Independent

The Niigata Albirex Baseball Club announced today that relief pitcher Shingo Takatsu (43) will assume the role of player/manager next season.  This will be the first time in BC League history that a player will also take on the role of manager.

Prior manager Hideki Hashigami left the team after the past season in order to take on a job as a strategy coach with the Yomiuri Giants.