According to a report by Sponichi, the Orix Buffaloes are interested in forty-two-year-old Alex Cabrera. The Buffaloes have been looking for a bat to fill the hole left by the departure of Dae-Ho Lee. Cabrera showed good power while playing winter ball in the Venezuela (twenty-one home runs and fifty-nine RBI in fifty-nine games, slash-line of .391/.480/.744) and team officials feel he might be able to provide the team with the pop they are looking for. As an added bonus, Cabrera does not require a foreign player roster slot because he has more than eight years of service time on the active roster in Japan.
The Buffaloes are currently thinking about offering Cabrera a contract worth about thirty million yen. It might not be enough, but the veteran has expressed some interest in returning to Japan.
Source: Sponichi 1/19/2014