Atsunori Inaba, the supervisor of Japan’s gold-winning Olympic baseball group, has been appointed basic supervisor of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, the Pacific League membership mentioned Wednesday.
The entrance workplace change means Hiroshi Yoshimura will step except for his position as basic supervisor and concentrate on his different obligations main all sides of the membership’s enterprise operations.
The Sapporo-based group has but to announce a brand new supervisor for the 2022 season, though former New York Mets outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo is seen as a robust candidate.
Hideki Kuriyama, who obtained notable recognition for guiding two-way star Shohei Ohtani on the outset of his profession, will go away his place on the finish of the season, ending a 10-year managerial stint.
The Fighters missed out on a Climax Sequence playoff berth for the third consecutive season.
The 49-year-old Inaba performed for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows within the Central League for 10 seasons and one other 10 with the Fighters. He represented Japan within the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the World Baseball Traditional in 2009 and 2013.
He retired in 2014 and have become the nationwide group supervisor in July 2017. In August, Samurai Japan received their first Olympic gold medal in baseball by beating the USA within the ultimate.
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