The Nippon Ham Fighters announced a number of coaching staff changes on Tuesday.
- Yukio Tanaka (46) - Ni-gun hitting coach to Ni-gun manager
- Shunji Nishi (49) - Ni-gun manager to amateur scout
Will not be returning
- Keisaburo Tanoue (43) - Ni-gun pitching coach
- Koji Otsuka (47) - Ni-gung outfield/base coach
There are also reports that the Fighters are planning to offer Noriyuki Shiroishi (41) a job as a Ni-gun coach. Amateur scout Shinichi Kawana (44) will be reassigned to Ni-gun outfield/base coach.