[12/14/2017] Orix Buffaloes looking into Andrew Albers

The Orix Buffaloes are looking into thirty-two-year-old pitcher Andrew Albers. The Buffaloes are looking for another left-handed starter for their rotation. Chihiro Kaneko was the only starter they had in the rotation to managed to reach double digits in wins this season. The other three starters with at least twenty starts were Brandon Dickson (8-9), Taisuke Yamaoka (8-11), and Takahiro Matsuba (3-12).

Source: Sponichi 12/14/2017

[UPDATE 12/19 @ 3:39pm]

Ablers tweeted that he was “…looking forward to what lies with the Orix Buffaloes,” but the Buffaloes are not yet ready to make an announcement. Buffaloes Director Hiroyuki Nagamura told reporters today that they will make an announcement once the contract becomes official and that at this current stage, they had just agreed to terms.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/19/2017, Sponichi 12/19/2017, Daily Sports 12/19/2017

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