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Orix Buffaloes News and Notes: January 26, 2013

by on Jan.26, 2013 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB

The Buffaloes held a press conference of Yoshio Itoi and Tomoya Yagi at Hotto Motto today.  Itoi was assigned the number seven and Yagi the number twenty-seven.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2013Nikkan Sports 1/26/2013

During the press conference, Itoi was asked about his desire to play in the Majors.  He replied, "This is not about it being difficult [to as Orix about posting me], but right now, I just want to play baseball so that I can help my new teammates reach the top."

Source: Sanspo 1/26/2013


Shunta Goto will likely have to compete for a starting job in left since Itoi will most likely play right and Tomotaka Sakaguchi center.

Source: Sponichi 1/26/2013


2012 Draft Class

3rd round draft pick Torai Fushimi plans to take a number of different colored catcher's mitts to spring camp and use them based on pitcher preferences.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2013

Sponichi notes that he will have two catcher's mitts: one blue and the other black.

Source: Sponichi 1/26/2013