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Orix Buffaloes talking contract with Freddie Bynum

by on Feb.27, 2010 @ 5:42 pm, under NPB

The Orix Buffaloes have apparently begun negotiating with Freddie Bynum.  According to Nikkan Sports, a deal appears eminent.  If everything goes smoothly, Buffaloes' GM Yoshio Murayama could fly out to the US to finalize the deal in early March.

Bynum landed on the Buffaloes' radar earlier this month when the team worked on building a list of potential foreign candidates (with the help of their advisor, George Foster).

The Buffaloes are hoping to have him signed and ready for the start of the regular season on 3/20.

Akinobu Okada is calling him a super-sub -- seems the team is interested in him because he can play a number of different positions and can steal bases.

2009 Season

Org Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
WAN Rk 4 13 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .429 .385 814
WAN AA 66 224 29 54 10 1 2 13 9 4 9 50 3 0 6 1 6 .241 .278 .321 599
WAN AAA 3 8 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .750 1194

Career

Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
MLB 188 351 54 82 17 8 6 32 18 8 16 108 4 0 6 0 6 .234 .275 .379 654
MiLB 803 3045 456 833 126 42 17 301 193 76 300 691 32 6 66 11 44 .274 .344 .359 703

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