/ Apr 25, 2017

Buffaloes' Romero out with knee injury

The Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday deactivated outfielder Stefan Romero after he was ruled out for four to five weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee.The 28-year-old American suffered the injury in Saturday’s 4-3 win away to the Chiba Lotte Marines when he ...

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

/ Apr 14, 2017

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko threw a two-hit shutout on Friday as the surprising Buffaloes opened their weekend series with a 9-0 victory over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.Kaneko (2-0) struck out five without issuing a walk. The right-hander didn’t allow a hit until the Buffaloes ...

Eagles beat Buffaloes for third straight win

/ Apr 2, 2017

Eagles beat Buffaloes for third straight win

Carlos Peguero’s two-run, ninth-inning homer overturned a one-run deficit and boosted the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to a 5-4 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Sunday.Peguero, whose 11th-inning homer decided Friday night’s season opener, again went deep at Kyocera Dome as the Buffaloes fell ...

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 seasons ...

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 what ...

/ 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 players, ...