According to a report by Sanspo, the Orix Buffaloes are checking on talent overseas and thirty-three-year-old infielder Mike Jacobs is high on their list. The Buffaloes are looking for a bat with pop that can hit in the middle of the order and play first base. They currently have five foreign players on the roster. Wily Mo Pena, Esteban German, Brandon Dickson, and Alessandro Maestri have been the mainstays of the group. Yuniesky Betancourt has not panned out thus far. Orix has not given up on Betancourt, but are also considering other options.
Source: Sanspo 5/20/2014