Buffaloes snap up local hero Nakajima

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 5, 2014

Buffaloes snap up local hero Nakajima

Four-time Best IX shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima is returning to Japan on a three-year deal with the Orix Buffaloes, the Pacific League team said Friday. The deal is for ¥1.2 billion. The 32-year-old Nakajima spent the last two years in the United States in the Oakland ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 4, 2014

Nakajima won't return to Lions

Former Lions star Hiroyuki Nakajima has rejected the possibility of a return to his old club, Seibu managing director Haruhiko Suzuki said Thursday. Nakajima, a four-time winner of the Pacific League's Best IX Award at shortstop, has spent the past two seasons in the United ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 4, 2014

Tigers to pursue Nakajima: team president

Hansin Tigers president Nobuo Minami said Tuesday the Central League club is aiming to acquire the services of free agent Hiroyuki Nakajima. "(As a team) we are united and will go all out to achieve this purpose," Minami said of the former Seibu Lions shortstop ...