Takahiro Okada is slated to earn his domestic free agent option some time next season. The Orix Buffaloes could be getting ready to offer the twenty-eight-year-old a multi-year contract, up to three years. They will most definitely offer him a raise on the sixty-four million yen he made this season. The Buffaloes see T-Okada as the face of their team.
T-Okada was named Osaka Tourism Ambassador in June. He was also recently named the next Buffaloes’ player chairman.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/23/2016