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[2/10/2018] Orix Buffaloes: Kansai Classic 2018 Uniforms

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they will wear retro Hankyu Braves and Kintetsu Buffaloes uniforms during their Kansai Classic series this season.

Schedule

Orix will wear Kintetsu Buffaloes (1978-1996) road uniforms. Softbank will wear Nankai Hawks (1984-1988) road uniforms.

Orix will wear Hankyu Braves (1985-1988) road uniforms. Seibu will wear Seibu Lions (2004-2008) home uniforms.

Source: Orix 2/10/2018

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[2/9/2018] T-Okada reassigned to Ni-gun camp with tightness in right side

Takahiro Okada had been taking things slow since he developed some tightness in his right side on February 6. The Orix Buffaloes decided to reassign Okada to Ni-gun camp on February 8 because his condition was not improving as quickly as they had hoped.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2018, Sponichi 2/9/2018, Daily Sports 2/9/2018

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[2/6/2018] Orix Bufaloes to check on talent in the US

The Orix Buffaloes are planning to send a scout to the United States later this month to check on talent. The Buffaloes are looking for some insurance in case something happens to one or more of their four foreign players on the seventy-man roster (pitchers Brandon Dickson and Andrew Albers and position players Chris Marrero and Stefen Romero).

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2018

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[2/4/2018] Soichiro Yamazaki hurts left ankle

Soichiro Yamazaki may have hurt his left ankle during fielding practice on February 3. He took things a little slow during workouts today as a precaution (less swelling and pain).

Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2018, Daily Sports 2/4/2018

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[1/31/2018] Orix inks Yofuku-no Aoyama to supplier contract

The Orix Buffaloes announced on January 31 that they signed Yofuku-no Aoyama to an official suit supplier contract.

Source: Orix 1/31/2018

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[1/30/2018] Orix Buffaloes: ACN returns as cap sponsor

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they re-signed ACN (Active Communication Network) to a new cap sponsorship agreement. The ACN logo will appear on caps worn by players, coaches, and staff beginning on February 1.

Source: Orix 1/30/2018

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[1/29/2018] Orix Buffaloes: helmet sponsorship with FWD Fuji Seimei

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they re-signed FWD Fuji Seimei Hoken to a new helmet sponsorship contract for the 2018 season. Under the agreement, an updated FWD Fuji Seimei Hoken logo will appear on helmets worn by players and coaches, beginning on February 1.

Source: Orix 1/29/2018

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[1/19/2018] Orix Buffaloes, Chunichi Dragons interested in Ichiro

If forty-four-year-old Ichiro Suzuki decides to return to the NPB this year, at least two teams will be interested: the Orix Buffaloes and Chunichi Dragons. And according to Sports Hochi, the Dragons may have already submitted an offer to the outfielder.

For those wondering, Ichiro has connections to both Orix and Chunichi. The veteran was born in Aichi and was a fan of the Dragons as a child. When he turned pro, he played for the Orix Blue Wave.

Source: Sponichi 1/19/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/19/2018, Daily Sports 1/19/2018, Sports Hochi 1/19/2018, Sports Hochi 1/19/2018

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Ryo Nishimura: Did You Know

2018

Nishimura had Lasik surgery in November 2017. His vision went from 0.1 to 2.0. Before the surgery, his vision was 0.8 with contacts.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/9/2018

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[12/30/2017] Hanshin Tigers interested in Byung-Ho Park, Jung-Ho Kang, Hyun-Soo Kim

The Hanshin Tigers are interested in thirty-one-year-old Byung-Ho Park (KBO LG, KBO Nexen, MLB Minnesota) as an option for the 2019 season. Thirty-year-old Jung-Ho Kang (KBO Hyundai, KBO Nexen, MLB Pittsburgh) and twenty-nine-year-old Hyun-Soo Kim (KBO Doosan, MLB Baltimore, MLB Philadelphia, KBO LG) are other possibilities. This is in addition to twenty-four-year-old Po-Jung Wang (CPBL Lamigo).

It should be noted that a number of other NPB teams are also interested in Wang, like the Chunichi Dragons, Orix Buffaloes, Yomiuri Giants, and Softbank Hawks.

The Tigers are also keeping an eye on thirty-five-year-old Seung-Hwan Oh (KBO Samsung, NPB Hanshin, MLB St. Louis). They currently have no openings in the bullpen, but that could change if someone gets hurt or struggles. There are also rumors that Oh might be interested in a return to the NPB.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/30/2017, Daily Sports 12/30/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/30/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/30/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/30/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/30/2017Sponichi 12/30/2017, Sanspo 12/30/2017, Sanspo 12/30/2017

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