The Buffaloes are still interested in twenty-five-year-old pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu is interested in playing in the Majors, but has also reportedly told the media in Korea that he would like to play in Japan first. However, he has not earned his free agent option and will most likely have to be posted in order to play overseas.
"[Ryu] is a tough pitcher that can throw two-hundred innings. We will continue to monitor his progress," said an unnamed Orix official.