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[7/31/2014] Orix Buffaloes sign left-handed pitcher Dan Runzler

by on Jul.31, 2014 @ 8:01 pm, under NPB

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they signed left-handed twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Dan Runzler.  He was assigned the number twelve.

Runzler will start things out at Ni-gun.  They see him as a starter and reliever and will most likely decide on his role based on need.

Source: official announcement, Sankei 7/31/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/31/2014

[UPDATE @11:49pm]

The two sides agreed to a contract through to the end of the season that is worth an estimated 250,000 US dollars.

Source: Daily Sports 7/31/2014

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Career Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2007 22 SFG Rk,A- 1 2 .333 3.72 16 0 9 0 0 4 19.1 17 9 8 1 8 0 25 4 0 4 84 1.293
2008 23 SFG A-,A 0 2 .000 3.62 47 0 12 0 0 0 54.2 44 26 22 3 40 1 69 3 0 7 244 1.537
2009 24 SFG A,A+,AA,AAA 5 1 .833 0.76 47 0 32 0 0 17 59.0 23 6 5 2 24 1 83 5 0 5 231 0.797
2009 24 SFG NL 0 0   1.04 11 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 6 1 1 1 5 0 11 1 0 0 38 1.269
2010 25 SFG AAA,Rk,A+ 0 1 .000 2.70 8 2 1 0 0 0 10.0 8 4 3 0 4 1 11 0 0 0 40 1.200
2010 25 SFG NL 3 0 1.000 3.03 41 0 7 0 0 0 32.2 29 12 11 1 20 3 37 1 0 2 144 1.500
2011 26 SFG AAA 2 3 .400 3.98 17 10 0 0 0 0 52.0 47 32 23 2 32 0 59 3 0 2 235 1.519
2011 26 SFG NL 1 2 .333 6.26 31 1 9 0 0 0 27.1 29 21 19 0 16 1 25 0 0 1 120 1.646
2012 27 SFG AAA,A+ 0 4 .000 6.00 32 2 10 0 0 1 30.0 39 24 20 3 15 0 34 1 0 0 140 1.800
2012 27 SFG NL 0 0   0.00 6 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 1 0 0 0 3 1 5 1 0 1 15 1.091
2013 28 SFG AAA 3 7 .300 5.68 51 0 14 0 0 1 52.1 58 39 33 5 37 5 50 5 0 6 257 1.815
2014 29 SFG AAA 1 5 .167 3.30 39 0 10 0 0 1 46.1 38 23 17 2 36 2 53 2 0 3 211 1.597
MLB Totals 4 2 .667 3.86 89 1 16 0 0 0 72.1 65 34 31 2 44 5 78 3 0 4 317 1.507
MiLB Totals 12 25 .324 3.64 257 14 88 0 0 24 323.2 274 163 131 18 196 10 384 23 0 27 1442 1.452