OSAKA (Kyodo) The Orix Buffaloes said Thursday they have acquired right-hander Jon Leicester from the Baltimore Orioles organization.
Leicester, 29, posted a 3-8 record with one save and a 5.26 ERA in 39 games in 2008 for Triple-A Norfolk. He has a 7-6 career record in the major leagues with a 5.87 ERA in a total of 48 games for the Chicago Cubs from 2004 to 2005 and the Orioles in 2007.
Also on Thursday, senior Orix official Katsuhiro Nakamura revealed that the Pacific League club is expected to agree to a deal with former Hanshin Tigers right-hander Ryan Vogelsong by the end of the year.
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