The Tigers made a number of personnel decisions during a board of directors meeting on Tuesday. The changes will be effective beginning on 1/1.
GM Shoji Numasawa will leave the team in order to take a job with the NPB (vice secretary general). Vice GM, Chief of Player Developement Eiichi Takano will be promoted to General Manager. The secondary title Numasawa held, Chief of Team Development, will be left open.
Former head coach Katsuhiko Kido will get a job in the front office. Manager of Team Development Isao Fukuda will leave the team in order to accept a job with the Rakuten Eagles (Team Development). Assistant Chief of Advanced Scouts Takenori Izawa will be promoted to Chief of Advanced Scouts.
Noriyoshi Sano and Katsuhiro Hiratsuka will be made Chief Scout and Chief Pro Scout, respectively.
The changes will be officially announced on 12/28.