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Orix Buffaloes sign Shoji Nagamine, Issei Nakamura; extend contracts on five foreign players

by on Dec.19, 2011 @ 4:33 pm, under NPB

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they signed former Chunichi Dragons LHP Shoji Nagamine (27) and OF Issei Nakamura (29).  Nagamine will be paid 7M yen and was assigned the number 69; Nakamura 6.5M yen and the number 63.  Neither player recorded any playing time at Ichi-gun this past season.

The Buffaloes also announced that Alfredo Figaro (27), Evan MacLane (29), Freddy Ballestas (25), Aarom Baldiris (28), and Ikusei Gregory Veloz (23) will all be returning next season.