The Orix Buffaloes are apparently in the market for another catcher.
Said Akinobu Okada, "We have 6 catchers. That's definitely not enough. It's a position where there are a lot of injuries and I'd like at least one more."
Okada continued, "[The Tigers] will influence the market. I don't really know what's going to happen. Even if we have to make a trade, I still want at least one more catcher."
When asked about possible trade partners, Okada said, "Probably the Giants. I wonder how many they have if you include their Ikusei players."
The Yomiuri Giants have 9 catchers and could be a possible trade partner. But at this point, who knows how serious Okada really is.