The Orix Buffaloes and Yakult Swallows announced that they reached an agreement on a trade that will send Ryosuke Yagi to Orix for Kazuki Kondo.
The trade is expected to helps both teams fill holes on their roster: the Swallows were looking for extra options for their starting rotation while the Buffaloes were in need of a left-hander for their staff.
The Buffaloes will hold a press conference for Yagi on July 21. He has been assigned the uniform number 65.
[UPDATE 7/20 @ 10:51pm]
The Swallows held a press conference for Kondo today. He was assigned the uniform number 70.
Source: Yakult announcement
[UPDATE 7/21 @ 11:43pm]
The Buffaloes held a press conference for Yagi earlier today.
Source: Orix announcement0 Comments
Ryosuke Yagi recorded four strikeouts in the first inning against the Hanshin Tigers at Jingu Stadium tonight.
Yagi is the tenth pitcher in Central League history (eighteenth overall) to notch four strikeouts in one inning, first since Shingo Hirata on June 6, 2015, and second in franchise history, first since Donald Lemon on April 14, 2000.0 Comments