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[7/12/2014] Mazda All-Star Series 2014: Senichi Hoshino to step down as Pacific League manager

by on Jul.12, 2014 @ 3:38 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles' president Yozo Tachibana spoke to the media today and announced that Senichi Hoshino will not be able to manage the Pacific League during the upcoming All-Star Series.  He cited health issues as a reason.

Tachibana spoke to Hoshino over the phone in the morning and both sides decided it would be best for him to step down.  The NPB has already been notified.

"[Hoshino] tried his best to prepare himself for the All-Star Series, but he is still not ready.  We told the NPB he had to step down.  I am very sorry that this decision had to come just a week before [the series]," Tachibana said.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/12/2014