The Orix Buffaloes are looking into thirty-two-year-old pitcher Andrew Albers. The Buffaloes are looking for another left-handed starter for their rotation. Chihiro Kaneko was the only starter they had in the rotation to managed to reach double digits in wins this season. The other three starters with at least twenty starts were Brandon Dickson (8-9), Taisuke Yamaoka (8-11), and Takahiro Matsuba (3-12).
Source: Sponichi 12/14/2017One Comment
Nippon Ham Fighters’ General Manager Hiroshi Yoshimura told reporters on December 11 that they received a list of unprotected players from the Orix Buffaloes (free agent compensation for Hirotoshi Masui). They will decide what to do once they also receive a list from the Chunichi Dragons (free agent compensation for Shota Ono).
Source: Sponichi 12/12/20170 Comments
Tomei (28) files married papers with a twenty-eight-year-old woman from Chiba after the 2018 season.
Source: Sports Hochi 12/6/20170 Comments
Orix Buffaloes 2018 Spring Camp Details
February 1 (Thu) – March 1 (Thu)
Day Off: February 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 14 (Wed), 19 (Mon), 23 (Fri)
Venue: Miyazaki Kiyotake Comprehensive Sports Park
2018 Spring Miyazaki Baseball Games
February 27 (Tue) – March 1 (Thu)
Additional information will be added to this post as it becomes available.
Source: Orix 12/6/20170 Comments
Yuki Nishi agreed to a salary of 120 million yen for the 2018 season (down ten million yen) during contract negotiations on December 4. He was not offered a multi-year deal, even though he is expected to earn his domestic free agent option some time next year. The Orix Buffaloes were apparently thinking of Nishi and did not offer a multi-year deal because they would not be able to put together a very good package based on the numbers he put up this season. The organization is hoping they can talk multi-year deal after Nishi has a solid 2018. However, this could end up working against the Buffaloes next year. It should be noted that Nishi also has an interest in playing in the Majors.
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Yamasaki uniform number changed from 17 to 0 after the 2017 season. He became the first Orix player to wear the number 0 since Teppei Tsuchiya in 2015 and the first Orix pitcher since Yasuhiro Kawabata in 1992.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/30/20170 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced the following uniform number change on November 30:
Source: Orix 11/30/20170 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they signed thirty-three-year-old Hirotoshi Masui. He was assigned the uniform number 17.
The media is reporting that Masui agreed to a four-year deal worth 900 million yen over the first three years. The fourth year will depend on performance. A press conference is scheduled for December 7 in Osaka.
[UPDATE 12/7 @ 11:52pm]
The Buffaloes held a press conference for Masui today.
Source: Orix 12/7/2017
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|MLB||Hirano has received a two-year offer. Daily Sports 12/15/2017|
|MLB||Hirano has already apparently received a multi-year offer. He might be able to make a decision before Christmas. Sponichi 12/14/2017|
|MLB||Eight MLB teams might be interested in Hirano. Sponichi 12/12/2017|
|MLB||The Tigers are interested in Hirano. Other teams with interest could include the Cubs, Red Sox, and Rangers. Sports Hochi 12/9/2017, Sponichi 12/9/2017|
|—||Hirano spoke to reporters on November 24 for the first time since he officially became a free agent and said that he had yet to hear from his agent. He hopes to have some sort of a decision before the end of December. Sanspo 11/25/2017|
|MLB||The Cardinals might be interested. Daily Sports 11/16/2017|
The Orix Buffaloes announced the following uniform number change on November 24:
Source: Orix 11/24/20170 Comments