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Senryokugai: Akinori Iwamura (RAK), Cha-Seung Baek (ORI)

by on Oct.07, 2012 @ 5:33 pm, under NPB
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According to Nikkan Sports, the Eagles could inform Akinori Iwamura (33) today that he is no longer a part of the team's plans for the 2013 season. Iwamura believes he can still play and will continue his training as he waits for another offer.  Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2012

UPDATE @ 10:53pm - The Eagles announced today that they will not offer Iwamura a contract for the 2013 season.  Source: official announcement

UPDATE @ 11:32pm - Iwamura will wait for domestic offers.  He may also consider heading back to the US.  Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2012

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The Buffaloes informed  Cha-Seung Baek (32) on Friday that he is not a part of the team's plans for the 2013 season.  An official announcement has yet to be made.  Source: Nikkan Sports 10/6/2012

Orix Buffaloes: February 24, 2012

by on Feb.24, 2012 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Friday

  • Yoshihisa Hirano threw thirty-six pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports)

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Dae-Ho Lee spent some time signing about 100 autographs after practices today.

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Yoshihisa Hirano cut his bullpen short today because of a blister on his right middle finger.

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Mamoru Kishida also cut his practices short today because of tightness in his lower back.  He did not go to the hospital and instead returned to the player hotel to rest.  Kishida is essentially considered day-to-day.

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Keiji Obiki worked on turning double plays as a second baseman during fielding practice today and also received some tips from Akinobu Okada.

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Cha-Seung Baek is actually working through some right elbow tightness.

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1st round draft pick Ryoichi Adachi started his rehab workouts (fracture in his right thumb) on Thursday.  Adachi had surgery on his thumb in Kobe and returned to Miyakojima on Wednesday.

Orix Buffaloes: February 23, 2012

by on Feb.23, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Thursday

  • Takahiro Okada threw fifty pitches in the bullpen as part of an exercise to help improve his throwing. (Sanspo)

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Workouts a Kochi Tobu Baseball Stadium began today.  A ceremony took before practices and the team was presented with a number of local food items, like buntan (citrus fruit) and melon.

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Things do not look good for Cha-Seung Baek, at least in terms of making the active roster.  After throwing ninety-four pitches during his last outing, Baek was shut down until today.  Said Akinobu Okada, "Baek probably will not pitch again while we are in Kochi."

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Buffaloes officials told reporters today that fans that purchase tickets to their game on April 28 should be able to simply stick around and catch Becky's concert after the game (in other words, they should not have to pay an additional fee).

Team official also said that they are the first pro yakyu team to hold a concert after a baseball game.

Orix Buffaloes: February 2, 2012 [UPDATED]

by on Feb.02, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Dae-Ho Lee weighed in at 130kg during morning weigh-ins on Wednesday.

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Akinobu Okada told reporters on Wednesday that Lee currently had the lead over Takahiro Okada for the clean-up spot in the line-up.

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There was a drop in media from Korea.  Last year thirteen members of the media from six different companies covered the first day of spring camp in Miyakojima.  This year, there were only eight from four companies.

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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Wednesday

  • Of the forty-five could-be hits Dae-Ho Lee collected, twenty-one were hit toward center and eleven were hit toward right. (Sanspo)

Thursday

  • Cha-Seung Baek threw 45 pitches to a squatting catcher. (Daily Sports)
  • 4th round draft pick Tomoyuki Kaida threw 66 pitches; he threw 60 on Wednesday. (Nikkan Sports)

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Additional Updates (2/3 @ 1:01am)

The Buffaloes modified their practice schedule on Thursday because of the rain.

Nikkan Sports: Orix Buffaloes sign Cha-Seung Baek

by on Nov.14, 2011 @ 11:48 am, under NPB
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Nikkan Sports is reporting that the Buffaloes signed 31-year-old Cha-Seung Baek to a contract on Sunday.  Orix will likely announce the deal within the next couple of days.  Baek is expected to undergo a medical exam today before heading back to Korea to continue his off-season training.

UPDATE @ 6:55pm - Sanspo is reporting that it's a 1-year deal worth a total 40M yen.

Orix Buffaloes nearing a 1-year deal with Cha-Seung Baek

by on Nov.12, 2011 @ 12:34 am, under NPB
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Sports Hochi reports that the Orix Buffaloes are working on a 1-year deal with 31-year-old Cha-Seung Baek and that a formal deal could be signed within the next few days.  The agreement will also probably contain a club option for a second year.

The Buffaloes are also:

Orix Buffaloes to give Cha-Seung Baek a tryout during fall camp

by on Nov.03, 2011 @ 1:17 pm, under NPB
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The media learned on Wednesday that the Orix Buffaloes will be giving 31-year-old RHP Cha-Seung Baek a tryout during fall camp (beginning on the 6th).

Career Stats

Year Age Tm W L WPCT ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2004 24 SEA 2 4 .333 5.52 7 5 2 0 0 0 31.0 35 23 19 5 11 1 20 2 0 2 139 1.484
2006 26 SEA 4 1 .800 3.67 6 6 0 0 0 0 34.1 26 15 14 6 13 0 23 2 0 1 140 1.136
2007 27 SEA 4 3 .571 5.15 14 12 1 1 0 0 73.1 87 45 42 6 14 1 49 3 0 1 321 1.377
2008 28 SEA 0 1 .000 5.40 10 1 2 0 0 0 30.0 28 18 18 6 13 1 15 0 0 1 127 1.367
2008 28 SDP 6 9 .400 4.62 22 20 0 0 0 0 111.0 118 60 57 12 30 2 77 3 0 3 475 1.333
Totals 16 18 .471 4.83 59 44 5 1 0 0 279.2 294 161 150 35 81 5 184 10 0 8 1202 1.341