Thirty-three-year-old Yoshihisa Hirano is in the final year of a three-year contract. He has an international free agent option. The Orix Buffaloes have already reached out to Hirano to let him know that they want him back next year.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/8/2017
[UPDATE 9/11 @ 12:58pm]
Scouts from a number of MLB teams, including the Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Cardinals, and Mariners, have been spotted at Orix games since the beginning of September.
Source: Daily Sports 9/11/2017