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[2/15/2016] NPB Rumor Mill for the week ending on February 21

by on Feb.15, 2016 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

NPB rumor mill for the week ending on February 21, 2016.

  • Orix interested in Pat Misch.
  • Yomiuri in talks for Jose Garcia.

(last update 2/21 @ 2:56am)

Player Rumor Mill

Player Team Latest Update
Matsunaka, Nobuhiko -- [02/19 @ 9:48pm] Matsunaka told reporters on February 19 that he contacted a number of NPB teams for a tryout and was turned down. He plans to keep trying until the end of February. He has been working out with Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kazusa Magic (Industrial League). He will to Fukuoka on February 20 to continue his training. Source: Daily Sports 2/19/2016, Tokyo Sports 2/19/2016

Contract Agreements

Player Team Latest Update
Ota, Atori ORI [02/19 @ 10:06pm] Ota agreed to an Ikusei contract worth four million yen. Source: Sanspo 2/10/2016



  • [2/21 @ 2:56am] The Yomiuri Giants are working on a deal for twenty-two-year-old outfielder Jose Garcia from Cuba. The Giants see Garcia as a player with future potential. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2016
  • [2/20 @ 1:53pm] The Orix Buffaloes also looking for a left-handed pitcher and considered other options like Ryan Buchter and Dan Runzler, but neither panned out. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2016
  • [2/20 @ 12:23am] The Orix Buffaloes are interested in thirty-four-year-old pitcher Pat Misch. The Milwaukee Brewers tweeted that they "granted his release to pursue an opportunity in Japan with the Orix Buffaloes." Source: Sanspo 2/19/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/19/2016, Brewers Tweet


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