The Orix Buffaloes took out an insurance policy on Wednesday to cover any damages that Takahiro Okada might cause when he hits the ball out of Kobe 2 Stadium. The policy will pay up to 200M yen per event for damage to cars and injuries to people. The cost of the premium is unknown, but the contract is for 1 year.
The Buffaloes took out a similar policy last season, but doubled the damages after Okada finished the 2010 season with 33 homers.
In other team related news:
So Taguchi worked out at his old college, Kwansei Gakuin University, today, along with teammates Tomotaka Sakaguchi and Tetsuya Yokoyama.