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[6/17/2018] Yuya Oda taken off active roster

Yuya Oda made a diving catch during the seventh inning of a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars on June 16 and hurt his left wrist. He was examined at a hospital in Osaka and diagnosed with a left ulnar styloid fracture. He will be re-evaluated after keeping the wrist immobile for two to three weeks. He was taken off the active roster on June 17.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018, Sanspo 6/17/2018, Sanspo 6/17/2018, Sports Hochi 6/17/2018

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[6/12/2018] Fumiya Kambe assigned to Fukui

The Orix Buffaloes announced on June 11 that they assigned Ikusei pitcher Fumiya Kambe to the Fukui Miracle Elephants (BC League). Kambe will play for Fukui until the end of the season.

Source: Orix 6/11/2018

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[6/7/2018] Stefen Romero has inflammation in knee

Stefen Romero left a game against the Hanshin Tigers after he felt discomfort in his right knee while running the bases in the sixth inning. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests and diagnosed with inflammation in his right patella.

Source: Daily Sports 6/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/6/2018

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[5/20/2018] Yuki Nishi earns domestic free agent option

Twenty-seven-year-old Yuki Nishi earned his domestic free agent option after eight years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Sponichi 5/20/2018, Daily Sports 5/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2018, Sanspo 5/20/2018

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[5/16/2018] Yuma Mune taken off active roster

Yuma Mune was taken off the active roster on May 16 with tightness in his right hamstring. The Orix Buffaloes decided to give Mune some time to recover because they were concerned about the possibility of his condition developing into something more serious.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/16/2018, Sports Hochi 5/16/2018, Sanspo 5/16/2018

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[5/15/2018] Yuki Nishi slated to earn FA option on May 20

Twenty-seven-year-old Yuki Nishi is currently slated to earn his domestic free agent option on May 20 (assuming he remains on the active roster). The Orix Buffaloes are interested in keeping him in Osaka and are planning to show their sincerity by meeting him mid-season. They also want to gauge his interest. They could offer him a multi-year deal during the off-season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2018, Daily Sports 5/15/2018, Sponichi 5/15/2018

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Yuma Mune: Did You Know

2018

April 30 vs Softbank at Kyocera Dome – Mune led off the game with a lead-off home run off Kenichi Nakata. It was the first home run of his career (thirty-ninth game, 142nd plate appearance).

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/30/2018, Sports Hochi 4/30/2018, Sanspo 4/30/2018

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[4/21/2018] Kenya Wakatsuki leaves game early with hamstring discomfort

Kenya Wakatsuki felt discomfort in his left hamstring while running the bases in the second inning of a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi on April 21. He remained in the game until he was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. He was examined at a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with inflammation in his left hamstring. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Daily Sports 4/21/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/21/2018, Sanspo 4/21/2018

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[4/3/2018] Tatsuya Yamaashi needs twelve stitches to close cut on knee

Tatsuya Yamaashi suffered a cut on his left knee while playing defense in the seventh inning against the Chiba Lotte Marines on April 3. He was removed on defense in the eighth inning and taken to a hospital in Osaka for treatment. He needed twelve stitches. No other abnormalities were found.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/3/2018, Sanspo 4/3/2018

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[3/16/2018] Buffaloes add Tsubasa Sakakibara to seventy-man roster

The Orix Buffaloes announced that they added nineteen-year-old Ikusei pitcher Tsubasa Sakakibara to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 124 to 61.

Source: Orix 3/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/15/2018, Daily Sports 3/15/2018, Sponichi 3/16/2018

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