The media learned on October 2 that the Orix Buffaloes might be thinking about giving thirty-six-year-old Mamoru Kishida a pay cut of over fifty percent. If Kishida wants to continue playing next year, he will either have to accept the pay cut or move on to another team.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/20170 Comments
Thirty-six-year-old Mamoru Kishida is in the final year of a three-year contract. The Orix Buffaloes are planning to offer him a new contract if he wants to keep playing in 2018. The Buffaloes like his experience and his popularity. Kishida will most likely have to take a large cut in salary based on his performance this year. He told reporters he felt he could still pitch and that he wanted to play for as long as possible.
Source: Sports Hochi 9/23/20170 Comments
Mamoru Kishida earned his international FA option on September 22. He is currently in the second year of a three-year deal. He told reporters the option was something he did not need and that he never even thought about it. He also said he ideally wanted to play for one team and repay them for their support over that time.
Source: Sponichi 9/24/20160 Comments
Mamoru Kishida was examined at a hospital in Funabashi, Chiba on May 11 and diagnosed with inflammation in his right shoulder. There is no timetable for his return.
Kishida was taken off the active roster on May 7 after he complained about pain in his shoulder.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/20160 Comments