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
The Orix Buffaloes are planning to send a scout to the United States later this month to check on talent. The Buffaloes are looking for some insurance in case something happens to one or more of their four foreign players on the seventy-man roster (pitchers Brandon Dickson and Andrew Albers and position players Chris Marrero and Stefen Romero).
Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/20180 Comments
Soichiro Yamazaki may have hurt his left ankle during fielding practice on February 3. He took things a little slow during workouts today as a precaution (less swelling and pain).0 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced on January 31 that they signed Yofuku-no Aoyama to an official suit supplier contract.
Source: Orix 1/31/20180 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they re-signed ACN (Active Communication Network) to a new cap sponsorship agreement. The ACN logo will appear on caps worn by players, coaches, and staff beginning on February 1.
Source: Orix 1/30/20180 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they re-signed FWD Fuji Seimei Hoken to a new helmet sponsorship contract for the 2018 season. Under the agreement, an updated FWD Fuji Seimei Hoken logo will appear on helmets worn by players and coaches, beginning on February 1.
Source: Orix 1/29/20180 Comments
If forty-four-year-old Ichiro Suzuki decides to return to the NPB this year, at least two teams will be interested: the Orix Buffaloes and Chunichi Dragons. And according to Sports Hochi, the Dragons may have already submitted an offer to the outfielder.
For those wondering, Ichiro has connections to both Orix and Chunichi. The veteran was born in Aichi and was a fan of the Dragons as a child. When he turned pro, he played for the Orix Blue Wave.0 Comments