[11/1/2016] Orix Buffaloes fall camp tryouts

The Orix Buffaloes are planing to give the following four players a tryout during fall camp:

  • Darryl George (23)
  • Ryan Evans (25)
  • Gonzalez Germen (29)
  • Carlos Pimentel (26)

Tryouts for George and Evans will take place between November 1 and November 8. Germen and Pimentel will be with the team between November 5 and November 17.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/1/2016, Daily Sports 11/1/2016

[UPDATE 11/8 @ 4:15am]

George’s tryout was extended until mid-November. The Buffaloes want to give him a chance to play in their practice game against LG (KBO). He recorded two hits in three plate appearances during a batting practice scrimmage on November 6. He recorded a single to center against Evans in his first plate appearance and a single to right off Koki Saito in his second plate appearance.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/8/2016

[UPDATE 11/14 @ 1:21am]

Pimentel and Germen pitched in a practice game against LG (KBO) on November 12. Pimentel started the game and tossed three perfect innings. Germen did not allow a run or hit over two innings in relief (he walked one).

The Buffaloes are planning to make a decision on the players after a practice game against LG (KBO) on November 17.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2016, Sponichi 11/13/2016

[UPDATE 11/17 @ 12:20pm]

The media learned on November 16 that the Buffaloes are thinking about signing Germen. They feel he can provide help in the bullpen.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2016

[UPDATE 11/18 @ 5:35pm]

Germen pitched in a practice game against LG on November 17. He faced seven hitters over 1.2 innings and struck out four. He gave up two hits and topped out at 150km/h.

Pimentel also made an appearance. He allowed a run on one hit over 1.1 innings of work.

Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2016, Sanspo 11/18/2016

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