Nov 29, 2016

Buffaloes sign outfielder Romero

Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Stefen Romero has signed a one-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes. Japanese media reported the deal was worth $850,000 and has provisions for bonuses. Romero batted .195 in 94 major league games spread over the past three seasons with Seattle. ...

Itoi leaving Buffaloes for Tigers

Nov 21, 2016

Itoi leaving Buffaloes for Tigers

The Hanshin Tigers said Monday they have reached agreement on a contract with free agent outfielder Yoshio Itoi, who earlier in the day informed the Orix Buffaloes of his intention to join the Central League club. Itoi, 35, who played for Orix for four ...

Orix's Itoi to declare free agency

Nov 7, 2016

Orix's Itoi to declare free agency

Orix Buffaloes outfielder Yoshio Itoi said Monday he will exercise his right to domestic free agency, even though the Pacific League club has offered him a major four-year contract. “There could be teams that might be interested in me and I’d like to hear ...

Oct 25, 2016

Hasegawa joins Buffaloes as adviser

Former major league reliever Shigetoshi Hasegawa will serve as senior adviser to the Orix Buffaloes, the Pacific League team announced Monday. The U.S.-based Hasegawa will primarily advise Orix on acquiring foreign players starting from Nov. 1, the Buffaloes said. “It’s important to sign good ...

Fighters beat Buffaloes to close in on PL title

Sep 26, 2016

Fighters beat Buffaloes to close in on PL title

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters moved within one win of capturing the Pacific League pennant after a 4-3 win over the Orix Buffaloes in the Pacific League on Monday night. The win was coupled with a defeat for the second-placed Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who ...

Sep 21, 2016

Orix pitcher Komatsu to retire after season

Orix Buffaloes right-hander Satoshi Komatsu, a former Pacific League Rookie of the Year, will retire at the end of this season, the team announced Wednesday. The 34-year-old pitcher, who joined Orix from a corporate team in 2007 under a short-lived draft system that allowed ...

Eagles pound Buffaloes

Sep 12, 2016

Eagles pound Buffaloes

Hiroaki Shimauchi drove in four runs and rookie shortstop Eigoro Mogi hit two solo homers to power the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles past the Orix Buffaloes 11-2 on Monday. At a rainy Kobo Miyagi Stadium, Shimauchi and Kazuya Fujita each hit a bases-loaded two-run ...