The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Gonzalez Germen will return to the United States on October 10. The Buffaloes have not yet decided if they are going to offer him a contract for the 2018 season.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/9/2017
[UPDATE 11/30 @ 2:55pm]
The Buffaloes are not planning to offer Germen a contract for the 2018 season.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/20170 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes sent scouts to the US for about a month in August to check on talent (with a focus on pitchers) at the MLB and Triple-A levels.
Stefen Romero, Chris Marrero, and Brandon Dickson will be returning next year. The Buffaloes like Gonzalez Germen, but it is uncertain where he will end up next year. Phil Coke and Matt West struggled with injuries this year and are currently at Ni-gun.
Source: Sanspo 9/21/2017
[UPDATE 9/27 @ 5:42pm]
There is a good chance Coke and West will not return to the Buffaloes next year.
Source: Sanspo 9/27/2017
[UPDATE 9/29 @ 1:22am]
The Buffaloes announced on September 28 that Coke and Ikusei Darryl George will be returning to their respective homes soon (Coke to the United States and George to Australia).0 Comments