The Rakuten Eagles announced today that Ni-gun manager Hiromoto Okubo will take over as their new Ichi-gun interim manager. Current interim manager Yoshinori Sato will return to his previous role as Ichi-gun pitching coach. Ni-gun chief pitching coach Tsutomu Sakai will step in as new Ni-gun manager.
* Stepped in as temporary manager on May 26
The managerial situation for the All-Star series is being reconsidered. An announcement is expected on Thursday.