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[12/8/2013] Orix Buffaloes sign Wily Mo Pena to one-year deal

by on Dec.08, 2013 @ 1:10 pm, under NPB

According to a report by Sportsnets' Ben Nicholson-Smith, Wily Mo Pena signed a one-year deal with the Orix Buffaloes.  A snip:

Former MLB outfielder Wily Mo Pena has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball, an industry source told sportsnet.ca. The 31-year-old free agent drew interest from both sides of the Pacific before agreeing to terms on the deal, which is valued at $1.5 million.

Source: Sportsnet 12/7/2013 via Daily Sports 12/8/2013

[UPDATE 12/9 @ 12:51pm]

Reports from today indicate that the two sides are on the verge of finalizing a deal.  An announcement will likely be made within the next few days.  The Buffaloes are hoping Pena will be able to replace Dae-Ho Lee in the line-up.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2013, Daily Sports 12/9/2013

One comment on “[12/8/2013] Orix Buffaloes sign Wily Mo Pena to one-year deal

  1. Dylan

    If Pena is totally healthy it could be a good move by Orix. Pena, German and one more gaijin will be the changing faces of the Buffaloes batting order.

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