Buffaloes beginning to show signs of life

Apr 22, 2015

Buffaloes beginning to show signs of life

Considered one of the favorites to win the Pacific League, the Orix Buffaloes have been through the wringer this spring. In the months since manager Hiroshi Moriwaki’s men finished within a hair of last year’s PL pennant, Orix was Japan’s most active club in ...

Buffaloes rally past Hawks

Apr 16, 2015

Buffaloes rally past Hawks

Daiki Tomei allowed two runs over eight innings and the Orix Buffaloes came from behind to beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6-3 on Thursday and win for the first time since April 7. Trailing 2-1 after Softbank solo homers from Yuki Yanagita and Nobuhiro ...

Buoyed by home runs, Hawks hammer Buffaloes

Mar 31, 2015

Buoyed by home runs, Hawks hammer Buffaloes

Yuki Yanagita, Lee Dae-ho and Seiichi Uchikawa each homered to power the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in a 7-0 blowout of the Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday night. Kenji Otonari (1-0) threw a four-hit shutout for the win. The left-hander didn’t allow a runner to reach ...

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 ...

Dec 6, 2014

Buffaloes sign Blanco, Bullington

The Orix Buffaloes have signed slugger Tony Blanco and Bryan Bullington, who were released from the Yokohama BayStars and Hiroshima Carp, respectively. First baseman Blanco, 34, figures to make an estimated ¥500 million over two years, while right-hander Bullington, 34, has agreed to a ...