According to Sports Hochi, the Orix Buffaloes have been interested in signing Brandon Dickson to a contract extension because of his consistency. He has pitched in at least twenty games in every season since his first year in 2013. He is also on course for his fifth straight season with 130 or more innings of work.
Sports Hochi is reporting that the Buffaloes reached out to Dickson early on and have more or less agreed on a two-year extension that will be worth an estimated 200 million yen (up twenty million yen) next year.
Source: Sports Hochi 9/2/2017