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