2018 Orix Buffaloes Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
OUT ローチ Donn Roach [11/26] The Buffaloes announced that Roach will not be returning next year. Sanspo 11/27/2018 … [11/23] Roach is not expected to return in 2019. Sports Hochi 11/23/2018  
OUT 中島宏之 Hiroyuki Nakajima [11/17] The Giants might be close to signing Nakajima. They might be working on a one-year deal worth about 150 million yen. They might also offer him the uniform number 5. Nikkan Sports 11/17/2018 … [11/14] There is a good chance the Giants will contact Nakajima, most likely with a nod from Hara. Sponichi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018, Sanspo 11/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018 … [11/03] The Yomiuri Giants are planning to look into Nakajima. There is the WBC connection between Hara and Nakajima. Daily Sports 11/3/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/3/2018, Sponichi 11/3/2018 … [11/03] The Seibu Lions do not seem interested. They also do not have the room. Tokyo Sports 11/3/2018 … [11/02] According to reports from this morning, Nakajima’s agent asked the Buffaloes for his clients release after negotiations broke down between the two parties. The Buffaloes are expected to place Nakajima on waivers. Daily Sports 11/2/2018, Sports Hochi 11/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/2/2018, Sponichi 11/2/2018, Daily Sports 11/2/2018 … [10/29] Nakajima could end up becoming a free agent. His options might be to either take a significant cut in salary or become a free agent. Nakajima finished off a three-year contract last season. An option was exercised and his salary remained at an estimated 350 million yen this year. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 11/02
STAY マレーロ Chris Marrero [11/26] The Buffaloes announced that they signed Marrero to a contract for the 2019 season. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 600,000 US dollars. Sanspo 11/27/2018, Sponichi 11/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/26/2018 … [11/23] Marrero might end up returning to Orix next year. Sports Hochi 11/23/2018 … [10/23] The Hanshin Tigers could be interested. Sponichi 10/23/2018 … [10/08] The Buffaloes might not offer Marrero a new contract. Sanspo 10/8/2018 11/26
STAY ディクソン Brandon Dickson [10/08] Dickson will be in the second year of a two-year contract next season. Sanspo 10/8/2018  
STAY ロメロ Stefen Romero [10/06] Romero will be in the second year of a three-year contract next year. Nikkan Sports 10/6/2018  
西勇輝 Yuki Nishi Yuki Nishi 2018 Off-season Updates  
金子千尋 Chihiro Kaneko Chihiro Kaneko 2018 Off-season Updates  

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