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 ...

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Jul 20, 2015

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Chihiro Kaneko had his best effort of the season on Monday afternoon as the Orix Buffaloes returned from the All-Star break with a 2-0 win over the Seibu Lions. Before 26,073 at Kyocera Dome, Kaneko (4-4) got a lot of mileage out of his ...

May 22, 2015

Buffaloes ace Kaneko set for season debut

Right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, who ran last year’s postseason awards table, is set to return to the mound on Saturday afternoon, in what will be his first game since having shoulder surgery in November. The Orix Buffaloes on Friday announced the 31-year-old Kaneko as their ...

Mar 20, 2015

Kaneko won't start Opening Day for Buffaloes

Orix Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko has been ruled out as the Pacific League club’s Opening Day starter, manager Hiroshi Moriwaki said Friday. “He won’t pitch on March 27,” Moriwaki said of the right-hander who swept the postseason awards last year but had offseason surgery ...

Kaneko to stay with Buffaloes

Dec 24, 2014

Kaneko to stay with Buffaloes

Right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, this year’s Pacific League MVP and Sawamura Award winner, is staying with the Orix Buffaloes. Kaneko, being chased by a number of Japanese clubs including the Hanshin Tigers, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, on Wednesday put ...

Tigers prepare bid for Sawamura Award winner Kaneko

Dec 17, 2014

Tigers prepare bid for Sawamura Award winner Kaneko

Hanshin Tigers general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura said Wednesday that the Central League club is ready to spend on free agent right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, but will not break the bank to bring in this year’s Sawamura Award winner. “We’ve put it (an offer) together, and ...

Nov 29, 2014

Sawamura Award winner Kaneko undergoes elbow surgery

Pacific League MVP and Sawamura Award winner Chihiro Kaneko had bone cartilage cleaned from his right elbow for the second time on Saturday, the Orix Buffaloes said. According to Orix, the 31-year-old Kaneko, who has filed for free agency, will need at least three ...