The Orix Buffaloes announced on October 5 that Head Coach Norifumi Nishimura will take over as their new manager. They Buffaloes selected Nishimura because of his knowledge of the team and of the Pacific League. A press conference is scheduled for October 11.
[UPDATE 10/11 @ 11:22pm]
The Buffaloes held a press conference for Nishimura at a hotel in Osaka on October 11.
Source: Orix 10/11/2018
[UPDATE 10/12 @ 4:51pm]
According to media reports, Nishimura agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated sixty million yen.