Professional baseball player Yakult announced that it has reached a basic agreement to extend the contract for two years for Shingo Takatsu, the final year of the three-year contract.

Yakult has won the interleague game and is also the leader in the Central League.

Last season, Takatsu led the team, which had been sluggish at the bottom of the league for the second consecutive year, to the championship for the first time in six years and the best in Japan for the first time in 20 years.

The team remained strong this season, the final year of the three-year contract, and won the second championship in the interleague game for the first time in four years. increase.

The team announced on the 14th that they have reached a basic agreement with coach Takatsu to extend the contract for two years.

According to the team, Tsuyoshi Kinugasa, the president of the team, said that he highly evaluated the ability to rebuild the team and lead him to the best in Japan. I'm looking forward to developing players and building teams with an eye on the next few years. "

Manager Takatsu said, "I am very honored. I am full of thoughts about how to fight in the future after the interleague game, but I will continue to do my best to make a strong Swallows." I am commenting through.