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 ...

Itoi wins PL stolen base crown at age 35

Oct 5, 2016

Itoi wins PL stolen base crown at age 35

Yoshio Itoi became the oldest player to lead a Japanese pro league in stolen bases on Wednesday, the final day of the Pacific League season. It was the first stolen base crown for the 35-year-old Orix Buffaloes outfielder, who swiped 53 to share the ...

Jul 4, 2015

Buffaloes deactivate Itoi, Nishino, Tsukuhara

Seven-time All-Star Yoshio Itoi and exciting rookie second baseman Masahiro Nishino were deactivated with injuries by the Pacific League’s Orix Buffaloes on Saturday, along with reliever Shohei Tsukahara. Itoi, one of the PL’s top stars over the past six seasons, had his right elbow ...

Buffaloes extend winning streak to six games

Apr 6, 2014

Buffaloes extend winning streak to six games

Yoshio Itoi broke open a scoreless game with a solo homer in a three-run fourth-inning and the Orix Buffaloes held on to beat the Seibu Lions 3-2 for their sixth straight win on Sunday. Before 30,997 at Kyocera Dome, the Pacific League-leading Buffaloes were ...

Buffaloes rally to beat Marines

Jul 10, 2013

Buffaloes rally to beat Marines

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The first half of the game belonged to the Chiba Lotte Marines, but that wasn’t enough to get them out of the bog they’re stuck in right now. And their opponents, Orix Buffaloes, rose to the occasion at just the right time. The Buffs’ ...