Jan 23, 2016

Buffaloes' Adachi hospitalized

Orix Buffaloes shortstop Ryoichi Adachi has been hospitalized for colitis, the Pacific League club announced Saturday. The 28-year-old, who led the Buffaloes in games played (139) and plate appearances (593) last season, had felt poorly for several days. He is expected to need two ...

Dec 18, 2015

Buffaloes sign Bogusevic, Morel

The Orix Buffaloes have signed outfielder Brian Bogusevic and third baseman Brent Morel to one-year, $750,000 deals, the Pacific League team announced Friday. The 31-year-old Bogusevic, the 24th player taken in the 2005 draft, played 22 games for the Philadelphia Phillies this year. The ...

Dec 2, 2015

Buffaloes part ways with 18 players after losing season

The Orix Buffaloes completed their winter housecleaning following a disappointing fifth-place finish (61-80-2 record) by releasing 18 players on Wednesday. The Buffaloes’ total was the highest in Nippon Professional Baseball, whose 12 teams announced their reserve lists for the winter. A total of 130 ...

Lions' Akiyama sets single-season hit mark

Oct 1, 2015

Lions' Akiyama sets single-season hit mark

Seibu Lions leadoff man Shogo Akiyama rewrote Japan’s single-season hit record with his 215th and 216th hits on Thursday in a 4-1 loss to the Orix Buffaloes. Akiyama entered the Lions’ final game of the regular season needing one hit to surpass the 214 ...

Sep 26, 2015

Buffaloes give Dickson two-year contract

Right-hander Brandon Dickson has re-signed for another two seasons with the Orix Buffaloes, the Pacific League club announced Saturday. Dickson has a 9-9 record and a 2.48 ERA in 20 games this season, his third in Nippon Professional Baseball. The 1.95-cm 30-year-old started on ...

Sep 19, 2015

Buffaloes' Hirano to call it quits

The Orix Buffaloes’ Keiichi Hirano, a Best Nine and Golden Glove award winner who has spent a career shifting between center field and second base, is poised to retire at the end of this season, a team source revealed Saturday. Hirano, a speedy left-handed ...

Sep 18, 2015

Buffaloes' Dickson sidelined with rib injury

The Pacific League’s Orix Buffaloes deactivated right-hander Brandon Dickson on Friday with a rib injury. Dickson suffered the injury in a game against the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on Tuesday. He was examined at a Kobe hospital on Thursday and was diagnosed with right intercostal ...

Hawks edge Buffaloes to cut magic number to one

Sep 16, 2015

Hawks edge Buffaloes to cut magic number to one

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks zeroed in their second consecutive Pacific League pennant after a 2-0 win over the Orix Buffaloes Wednesday night. Nobuhiro Matsuda homered in the ninth inning and Rick van den Hurk threw eight scoreless innings en route to his ninth win ...

Hawks fall to Buffaloes, fail to clinch pennant

Sep 15, 2015

Hawks fall to Buffaloes, fail to clinch pennant

The Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks had to put the champagne on ice, at least for another day, in their bid to clinch their second consecutive pennant on Tuesday. Softbank’s 6-1 loss to the Orix Buffaloes coupled with the second-place Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ ...

Sep 2, 2015

Buffaloes ace Kaneko sidelined with shoulder trouble

Orix Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko will be deactivated after discomfort in his right shoulder caused him to leave Tuesday’s game against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the fourth inning. “Up until that point, I’d felt something but I’d been able to throw,” said ...

Eagles end six-game slide

Aug 1, 2015

Eagles end six-game slide

Yasunori Kikuchi pitched seven innings of two-run ball, Wily Mo Pena tied the game and drove in a go-ahead run and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-3 on Saturday. Kikuchi (4-3) allowed seven hits, struck out three and walked two ...