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Orix Buffaloes trying to capture Korean market with Lee

by on Dec.03, 2010 @ 4:36 pm, under NPB

By signing Seung-Yeop Lee, the Orix Buffaloes are hoping to capture some of the Korean market down in the Kansai region.  And with the club moving toward redefining their brand image and entering what some are dubbing Osaka Year #1 next year, the timing may be perfect.

In any case, the Buffaloes are now working on a plan that would involve holding a press conference with Lee in Korea for the Korean media as a way to help spread the Orix brand.

Incidentally, while the contract is a one year deal, the Buffaloes do also hold an option for a second year.