• Kyodo


Hanshin Tigers senior director Senichi Hoshino, whose name had surfaced as the top candidate to take over as manager of the Yomiuri Giants, indicated Saturday he will remain with the Tigers front office next season.

Asked whether he will remain with Hanshin, Hoshino, 58, said, “I believe that’s how it will turn out,” denying reports that he has received an offer to manage the struggling Giants.

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