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Orix Buffaloes will most likely part ways with Bobby Scales

by on Sep.27, 2012 @ 10:14 pm, under NPB
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According to Sports Hochi Osaka, the Orix Buffaloes will most likely party ways with Bobby Scales because they are planning to remove him from their plans for the 2013 season.

Said Scales, "They gave me an opportunity to play in Japan.  I will not forget them for that."

Scales was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 9/27/2012

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2012 Stats

Level G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ichi-gun 85 362 305 42 80 16 3 5 117 23 4 1 0 2 47 1 8 103 3 .262 .384 .373
Ni-gun 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .500
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Orix Buffaloes looking to sign Bobby Scales

by on May.14, 2012 @ 12:30 pm, under NPB
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According to Nikkan Sports, the Orix Buffaloes are looking to sign Bobby Scales.

The Buffaloes like Scales because he can play both the infield and the outfield and can bat from either side of the plate.

Scales signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs on in January before moving on to the New York Mets in April.  ESPN's Adam Rubin tweeted on May 13 that Scales was leaving the Mets to play in Japan.

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NPB Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG
2011 HAM 80 317 287 34 75 11 0 9 113 30 2 0 0 1 25 4 103 3 .261 .328 .394
Totals 80 317 287 34 75 11 0 9 113 30 2 0 0 1 25 4 103 3 .261 .328 .394

2012 Stats

Level Org G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
AAA NYM 32 109 16 37 10 0 2 9 2 2 22 18 .339 .450 .486 .945

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Bobby Scales will not return to the Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Dec.01, 2011 @ 3:42 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that Bobby Scales will not be returning to team next season.

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2011 Season

Level G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ichi-gun 80 317 287 34 75 11 0 9 113 30 2 0 0 1 25 0 4 103 3 .261 .394 .328
Ni-gun 1 5 5 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600
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Nippon Ham Fighters: Hoffpauir to return, Scales will not

by on Nov.18, 2011 @ 2:36 pm, under NPB
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The media learned on Thursday that the Fighters decided they'll bring Micah Hoffpauir back next season while letting Bobby Scales go.

Scales is open to playing for another NPB team.

UPDATE 11/19 @ 6:53am - Hoffpauir's deal for 2012, according to Sponichi: about 63M yen (or US$820,000).  And according to Sports Hochi: about 70M yen (or US$820,000).  Seems they're working on a slightly different exchange rate.

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2011 Season - Micah Hoffpauir

Level G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ichi-gun 122 373 329 29 73 14 0 12 123 36 0 2 0 6 38 3 0 99 7 .222 .374 .298

2011 Season - Bobby Scales

Level G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ichi-gun 80 317 287 34 75 11 0 9 113 30 2 0 0 1 25 0 4 103 3 .261 .394 .328
Ni-gun 1 5 5 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600
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Brian Wolfe, Bobby Keppel to return to Nippon Ham Fighters next year

by on Oct.31, 2011 @ 11:18 am, under NPB
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Nikkan Sports reports that the Fighters announced earlier today that they signed Brian Wolfe and Bobby Keppel to contract extensions for the 2012 season.

Sponichi says that Keppel Wolf will return next year and that the Fighters will exercise Micah Hoffpauir's team option for the 2012.  Regarding Bobby Scales, they feel he won't be returning.

And Daily Sports reports that Wolfe and Keppel will return while Hoffpauir and Scales will likely be gone.

UPDATE @ 11:34am - Nikkan Sports is now also reporting that Scales won't be returning next year.  The reasons they list: Kensuke Tanaka is now healthy, his drop-off in production towards the end of the season due to pitchers making adjustments, and concerns about his defense.  As for Hoffpauir, they're saying he signed a 2-year deal before the start of the season and will therefore return in 2012.

UPDATE @ 12:34pm - Daily Sports is now also reporting that the Fighters signed Wolfe and Keppel to contract extensions for the 2012 season.

UPDATE 11/1 @ 1:15pm - According to Sports Hochi, Wolfe likely got a deal worth US$1.5M (120M yen) and Keppel US$1.1M (87M yen).

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Nippon Ham Fighters sign 33-yo INF Bobby Scales

by on Jun.28, 2011 @ 11:04 am, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters are currently in talks with INF Bobby Scales. The negotiations appear to be nearing the final stages as a deal could be announced within the next few days.

The Fighters are looking at 33-year-old switch-hitter as a potential replacement for the injured Kensuke Tanaka.

Assuming he signs soon, Scales could join the active roster in early July.

UPDATE @ 3:23pm - The Fighters announced that they agreed to terms with Scales.  No other information is currently available.

UPDATE @ 11:50pm - Scales is expected to arrive in Japan sometime later this week.

UPDATE 6/29 @ 2:13pm - Sanspo is reporting that the contract is through to the end of the season and is worth 18M yen.  He was also assigned the number 2.

UPDATE 6/29 @ 2:59pm - Scales is scheduled to arrive in Japan on 7/1.

UPDATE 7/2 @ 8:15pm - The Fighters held a press conference for Scales today at Seibu Dome.  He was assigned the number 2.  Scales will probably spend about a week at Ni-gun before making it to the active roster.

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Minor League Career Stats [b-ref]

Year Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1999 Rk SDP 44 203 169 47 49 14 6 1 30 7 2 29 31 .290 .398 .462 .860 78 6 2 2 1 0
2000 A SDP 81 314 269 42 76 14 3 1 27 14 7 39 52 .283 .379 .368 .747 99 9 3 3 0 5
2001 A+ SDP 98 417 362 46 98 24 4 5 42 20 7 44 78 .271 .365 .401 .766 145 7 10 1 0 1
2002 AA SDP 97 282 250 40 69 13 3 4 27 6 3 27 56 .276 .356 .400 .756 100 3 4 1 0 1
2003 AA-AAA SDP 111 392 344 49 101 29 3 3 39 11 2 43 69 .294 .373 .422 .795 145 4 2 1 2 2
2003 AA SDP 100 342 301 41 85 22 3 3 37 8 2 36 63 .282 .361 .405 .766 122 4 2 1 2 2
2003 AAA SDP 11 50 43 8 16 7 0 0 2 3 0 7 6 .372 .460 .535 .995 23 0 0 0 0 0
2004 AAA-AA SDP 93 329 281 38 68 19 2 1 29 5 1 40 71 .242 .353 .335 .687 94 8 8 0 0 4
2004 AA SDP 20 84 68 12 18 6 0 0 5 2 0 13 15 .265 .405 .353 .758 24 0 3 0 0 2
2004 AAA SDP 73 245 213 26 50 13 2 1 24 3 1 27 56 .235 .335 .329 .663 70 8 5 0 0 2
2005 AAA SDP 120 436 376 50 103 19 2 14 61 9 4 53 98 .274 .372 .447 .818 168 9 6 0 1 0
2006 AAA PHI 105 415 357 46 104 22 7 7 44 3 3 44 100 .291 .369 .451 .820 161 3 3 6 5 3
2007 AAA BOS 122 499 432 64 127 28 8 11 57 14 3 50 94 .294 .373 .472 .845 204 5 8 3 6 4
2008 AAA CHC 121 457 387 94 124 20 2 15 59 7 5 59 90 .320 .415 .499 .914 193 8 5 4 2 1
2009 AAA CHC 91 360 306 41 85 15 1 5 39 8 8 46 61 .278 .379 .382 .761 117 6 5 1 2 0
2010 AAA CHC 119 462 373 68 100 33 3 10 53 7 3 72 77 .268 .397 .453 .850 169 9 10 3 4 4
2011 AAA CHC 68 283 230 48 70 22 2 9 43 5 6 47 58 .304 .424 .535 .959 123 4 3 0 3 2
13 Seasons MiLB 1270 4849 4136 673 1174 272 46 86 550 116 54 593 935 .284 .381 .434 .815 1796 81 69 25 26 27
2 Seasons MLB 61 158 137 19 34 8 2 3 17 1 0 18 37 .248 .342 .401 .743 55 5 2 0 1 1
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