Takuro Ishii, a baseball OB who will return to the old nest for the first time in 14 years, has announced the position of the coaches of DeNA next season, which was the lowest in the professional baseball Central League for the first time in 6 years. I became a coach.

DeNA announced the coaching team for next season on the 1st.

Of these, Mr. Ishii, who will return to the old nest for the first time in 14 years, has been appointed as the 1st Army fielder general coach.

Mr. Ishii played an active part as an infielder who had a good run and defense in Yokohama, the predecessor of DeNA, and in 1998 he contributed greatly to the league championship and the best in Japan, mainly as the shortest shortstop.

It is expected that the mobility of the team, which has the lowest number of stolen bases in the 12 teams, 31 will be strengthened.

In addition, Mr. Takanori Suzuki, who was the number one member in Japan in 1998 and showed an activity such as winning the top hitter for two consecutive years from 1997, experienced both starting pitcher and closer as a 1st army hitting coach, even in the big league. Takashi Saito, who was active, was appointed as the 1st Army Chief Pitcher Coach.

In addition, the 1st army battery coach has been decided to be baseball OB Ryoji Aikawa, and Hiroyasu Tanaka has been promoted from the 2nd army defensive running base coach to the infield defensive running base coach. I did.

Yamato exercises overseas FA rights and remains DeNA

DeNA's Yamato will remain in the team after exercising the rights of FA = free agents, including those acquired overseas this season.

Yamato announced at a meeting at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on the 1st that he "will remain after exercising his rights" regarding the FA rights, including those acquired overseas, which he acquired in September.

In addition, as a result of negotiations with the team, Yamato revealed that he had signed a two-year contract with an estimated annual salary of 90 million yen.

Yamato is 34 years old.

In 2017, he exercised his FA rights only in Japan and transferred from Hanshin to DeNA. He played 106 games this season with a batting average of 20%, 5 minutes, 2 home runs, 2 home runs, and 26 RBIs. bottom.

Yamato commented on the reason why he decided to stay, "The reason is that I want to win the BayStars and I haven't done it yet. I haven't heard the evaluation of other teams at all. I'm here. "

On top of that, for next season, "This season was the first time in my life as a baseball player, but I think it was a good experience to know how difficult it is to win. I want to continue training at. "