Twenty-seven-year-old Yuki Nishi earned his domestic free agent option after eight years of service time on the active roster.0 Comments
Yuma Mune was taken off the active roster on May 16 with tightness in his right hamstring. The Orix Buffaloes decided to give Mune some time to recover because they were concerned about the possibility of his condition developing into something more serious.0 Comments
Twenty-seven-year-old Yuki Nishi is currently slated to earn his domestic free agent option on May 20 (assuming he remains on the active roster). The Orix Buffaloes are interested in keeping him in Osaka and are planning to show their sincerity by meeting him mid-season. They also want to gauge his interest. They could offer him a multi-year deal during the off-season.0 Comments
April 30 vs Softbank at Kyocera Dome – Mune led off the game with a lead-off home run off Kenichi Nakata. It was the first home run of his career (thirty-ninth game, 142nd plate appearance).0 Comments
Kenya Wakatsuki felt discomfort in his left hamstring while running the bases in the second inning of a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi on April 21. He remained in the game until he was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. He was examined at a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with inflammation in his left hamstring. He is considered day-to-day.0 Comments
Tatsuya Yamaashi suffered a cut on his left knee while playing defense in the seventh inning against the Chiba Lotte Marines on April 3. He was removed on defense in the eighth inning and taken to a hospital in Osaka for treatment. He needed twelve stitches. No other abnormalities were found.0 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced that they added nineteen-year-old Ikusei pitcher Tsubasa Sakakibara to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 124 to 61.0 Comments
T-Okada took a pitch off his head during the first inning of a Kyoiku League game against Softbank earlier today. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests and was diagnosed with a bruise on his head. He is considered day-to-day.
T-Okada was sent down to Ni-gun because of tightness in his right side in February. He just recently played in his first rehab game on March 4.0 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they will wear retro Hankyu Braves and Kintetsu Buffaloes uniforms during their Kansai Classic series this season.
Orix will wear Kintetsu Buffaloes (1978-1996) road uniforms. Softbank will wear Nankai Hawks (1984-1988) road uniforms.
Orix will wear Hankyu Braves (1985-1988) road uniforms. Seibu will wear Seibu Lions (2004-2008) home uniforms.
Source: Orix 2/10/20180 Comments
Takahiro Okada had been taking things slow since he developed some tightness in his right side on February 6. The Orix Buffaloes decided to reassign Okada to Ni-gun camp on February 8 because his condition was not improving as quickly as they had hoped.0 Comments