ORIX Buffaloes (オリックス・バファローズ)
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Kodai Sano: Did You Know

2017

Sano will try his luck at being a position player in 2018. Junichi Fukura (Orix Buffaloes manager) has told him to gain about eight kilograms by spring camp (from seventy-two kilograms to eighty kilograms).

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/19/2017

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[10/16/2017] Shohei Tsukahara has elbow surgery

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Shohei Tsukahara had surgery to clean out his right elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. He will begin a rehab program as soon as he is ready.

Source: Sponichi 10/16/2017

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ORI

[10/13/2017] NPB interest in Yen-Ching Lu

The Orix Buffaloes are among a number of NPB teams interested in twenty-one-year-old left-handed pitcher Yen-Ching Lu. Japanese scouts checked on Lu during the recent BFA Asian Baseball Championship and were impressed by the movement on his pitches and his control.

The Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles, and Hanshin Tigers are also said to be interested in Lu.

Source: Daily Sports 10/12/2017

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ORI

[10/12/2017] Orix Buffaloes: New alternate 2018 uniforms

The Orix Buffaloes unveiled new alternate 2018 uniforms on October 12.

The color of the uniform is super white with red and navy piping, which represents “team & fan,” “Osaka & Kobe,” and “past & present players.” The new OB logo introduced this season appears on the left chest in red.

Source: Orix  10/12/2017

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[10/9/2017] Gonzalez Germen to return to the United States

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

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Orix Buffaloes 1 – Chiba Lotte Marines 6 (October 9, 2017)

Orix Buffaloes vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ ZOZO Marine Stadium – 13:00
Starters: Yamamoto, Yoshinobu (ORI) 1-0, 4.12 – Sakai, Tomohito (LOT) 4-1, 3.33

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Lotte 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 X 6 8 0

Attendance: 23183 | Time: 2h43m

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2017 Phoenix League Orix Buffaloes

Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
P 14 吉田 一将 Yoshida, Kazumasa
P 43 山本 由伸 Yamamoto, Yoshinobu
P 48 齋藤 綱記 Saito, Koki
P 49 澤田 圭佑 Sawada, Keisuke
P 59 根本 薫 Nemoto, Kaoru
P 60 赤間 謙 Akama, Ken
P 63 山﨑 颯一郎 Yamazaki, Soichiro
P 66 吉田 凌 Yoshida, Ryo
P 67 佐藤 世那 Sato, Sena
P 68 鈴木 優 Suzuki, Yu
P 124 榊原 翼 Sakakibara, Tsubasa
P 126 神戸 文也 Kambe, Fumiya
C 23 伏見 寅威 Fushimi, Torai
C 37 若月 健矢 Wakatsuki, Kenya
C 45 飯田 大祐 Iida, Daisuke
INF 5 西野 真弘 Nishino, Masahiro
INF 6 宗 佑磨 Mune, Yuma
INF 10 大城 滉二 Oshiro, Koji
INF 44 園部 聡 Sonobe, Satoshi
INF 52 岡﨑 大輔 Okazaki, Daisuke
INF 127 坂本 一将 Sakamoto, Kazumasa
OF 53 吉田 雄人 Yoshida, Yuto
OF 56 武田 健吾 Takeda, Kengo
OF 99 杉本 裕太郎 Sugimoto, Yutaro
OF 122 張 奕 Cho, Yaku

Source: Orix 10/7/2017

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ORI

[10/7/2017] Kengo Takeda fractures finger during bunt attempt

Kengo Takeda hurt his right hand when he took a pitch off his right hand while attempting a bunt. The incident took place in the second inning during a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Kyocera Dome on October 7. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests (CT scan, x-rays) and diagnosed with a fracture in the distal phalanx of his middle finger. He will have to keep the finger immobile for four weeks.

Source: Sanspo 10/7/2017, Daily Sports 10/7/2017

[UPDATE 10/15 @ 10:55pm]

Takeda started taking batting practice on October 14 for the first time since his injury. He swung the bat at about fifty soft-tosses with just his left hand.

Source: Sponichi 10/15/2017

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[10/7/2017] Matt West not expected to return to Orix in 2018

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Matt West will return to the United States on October 9. He pitched in only two Ichi-gun games this season. He is not expected to return to the Buffaloes next year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2017

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Rakuten Eagles 7 – Orix Buffaloes 0 (October 7, 2017)

Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome – 18:00
Starters: Fujihira, Shoma (RAK) 2-4, 2.65 – Yamaoka, Taisuke (ORI) 8-10, 3.74

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 13 3
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Attendance: 27462 | Time: 3h46m

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