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Senryokugai: Orix Buffaloes’ Park, Hessman and Caraballo

by on Oct.24, 2011 @ 5:46 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes announced that they don't have any plans for Chan Ho Park, Mike Hessman, and Francisco Caraballo in the 2012 season.

2011 Season - Chan Ho Park

Level G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ichi-gun 7 1 5 0 0 1 0 .167 181 42.0 44 3 12 1 3 21 0 1 21 20 4.29
Ni-gun 8 3 3 0 - 0 0 .500 169 39.0 47 6 10 0 0 28 1 3 21 21 4.85

2011 Season - Mike Hessman

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 48 142 130 9 25 6 0 6 49 14 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 46 2 .192 .377 .261
Ni-gun 36 125 111 16 27 8 0 8 59 16 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 28 1 .243 .532 .320

2011 Season - Francisco Caraballo

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 4 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 .091 .091 .167
Ni-gun 19 74 70 6 19 1 0 4 32 11 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 23 0 .271 .457 .311

A complete list of Orix Buffaloes senryokugai players can be found here.

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Sports Hochi: Lee likely to stay, Park still a question mark

by on Sep.25, 2011 @ 10:51 pm, under NPB
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According to Sport Hochi:

Seung-Yeop Lee is in the first year of a 2-year deal.  For the time being, it seems he will be returning to the club next season.  An unnamed team personnel told reporters that Lee is good friend with Dae-Ho Lee and that it would be interesting to watch the two of them batting in the same line-up.

Chan Ho Park signed a 1-year deal before the start of the season.  The team is uncertain whether or not they'll give him an extension for next season and will consider a number of things, including his physical condition, before making their final decision.

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Orix Buffaloes will likely part ways with Chan Ho Park

by on Sep.23, 2011 @ 3:31 pm, under NPB
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It seems like that the Buffaloes will part ways with Chan Ho Park after the season (he isn't in the team's plans for the 2012 season).  Park told reporters on Thursday that he wanted to continue pitching in Japan and that he couldn't see himself pitching in Korea.

2011 Stats

Level G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ichi-gun 7 1 5 0 0 1 0 .167 181 42 44 3 12 1 3 21 0 1 21 20 4.29
Ni-gun 7 2 3 0 -- 0 0 .400 153 34 45 6 10 0 0 22 1 3 21 21 5.56


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PL News and Notes: Yuki Saito (HAM) claims he’s back at 100%

by on May.23, 2011 @ 9:26 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

The Hawks are still the only club in the NPB without an Inter-league loss.

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Seiichi Uchikawa picked up his 6th modasho of the year, tops in either league.

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines are still the only club in the NPB without an Inter-league victory.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Pitching coach Masato Yoshii confirmed to reporters yesterday that the team had no plans of moving Yu Darvish's next start (5/25 vs Chunichi) because of yesterday's rain out.

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Yuki Saito threw off a bullpen mound yesterday (34 pitches, standing catcher) for the first time since injuring his left oblique and later told reporters he felt he was at 100%.

Saito: "I was a little cautious but I felt no discomfort.  I also didn't feel anything after throwing.  I think I'm back at 100%. ... Things are going well.  I'd like to throw around 100 pitches.  But I'm worried about re-injuring myself so I can't let do my guard. "

Sports Hochi is carrying a slightly different quote:

Things are going well.  I haven't been feeling any pain lately.  I think I've returned to 100%. ... When I injured myself it came all of a sudden.  I can't let down my guard.  The thing that worries me the most is re-injuring myself because of I wasn't being careful about something.

Saito apparently has his eyes on making his first rehab start on either the 29th (vs Yomiuri) or 31st (vs Rakuten), but may have to wait until either 6/4 or 6/5 (vs Yokohama) when the games are played at Kamagaya.

Orix Buffaloes

Chan Ho Park apparently shaved down his hair in an attempt to mix things up a bit.

Rakuten Eagles

Shinichiro Koyama started a game against his former team, the Chunichi Dragons, and took the lost.  Coincidentally, it was also his first start since he was a Dragon (8/31/2000 vs Hiroshima).

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PL News and Notes: Chan Ho Park has good shot to land opening day start for Orix

by on Mar.05, 2011 @ 5:54 pm, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

The Hawks introduced their newest additions to fans before today's exhibition game against the Yakult Swallows.

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Sadaharu Oh told reporters that he plans on actively attending amateur games again this year.

Oh - "I'm thinking about [going to games] this year as well.  It's still in the early stages, so nothing has been decided yet.  I'll need to talk to the scouts and if they need me, I'll go.  Nothing has changed in this regard from last season."

Seibu Lions

Yasuyuki Kataoka played in an Ikusei League game today (vs Lotte, started at second and batter first) in order to make sure he was ready to play in an exhibition game on the 5th (vs Hanshin).  Seems he was a little worried about his mobility (working his way back from right foot pain) and wanted to check on his movement around second base.

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Hisanobu Watanabe, pitching coach Kazuyoshi Ono, and battery coach Hidekazu Mitsuyama all worked with Tatsuya Oishi (1st round) yesterday.  He also tossed about 30 pitches in the bullpen (a light session) and told reporters that he felt he was throwing better after making the adjustments the coaches suggested, better than when he pitched at Tokyo Dome on the 2nd against the Yomiuri Giants.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Takuya Takahama joined the team before today's game against the Hiroshima Carp and took part in pre-game practices (warm-ups, fielding practice, BP).

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata worked out at third base during fielding practice yesterday.  Nakata later told reporters he wanted to be ready in case the team needed him to play some third since Eiichi Koyano is out with a fracture in his right wrist.  But it seems that won't be happening any time soon as Masataka Nashida said he wasn't planning on having Nakata take on another position, especially since he's been playing well at first.

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The media is playing up the Yuki Saito (1st round) vs Hayato Sakamoto (YOM) angle (Daily Sports, Sanspo).  The last time the two met (11/22/2009), Sakamoto hit a single to left off Saito.

Saito exchanged greetings with Tatsunori Hara before today's game between the Fighters and Yomiuri Giants.

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800 people (by invitation) showed up for a Fighters' pep rally at a hotel in Sapporo yesterday.

Orix Buffaloes

There's a good chance that Chan Ho Park will get the opening day start at this point.  And because of the way the schedule is set up, he'll not only starter the season opener (3/25 vs Softbank Hawks at Yahoo Dome), but also the home opener (4/1 vs Rakuten Eagles at Kyocera Dome).

A plan is currently developing that involves the Buffaloes inviting the Korean pop group Shojo Jidai (少女時代) to sing the Korean National Anthem and to throw out a ceremonial first pitch some time during a series against the Seibu Lions (4/22 - 4/24).  The Buffaloes are also thinking about setting up a Korean Day at some point around that time as well.

Rakuten Eagles

Masahiro Tanaka will be starting tomorrow's exhibition game against the Seibu Lions.

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Orix Buffaloes close out their spring camp in Kochi

by on Mar.03, 2011 @ 2:58 pm, under NPB
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Chan Ho Park is scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game on the 5th (vs Chunichi).  During practice today, he tossed a bullpen session and worked on pitching out of the set position (he has been called for balks a couple of times and is working on making the necessary adjustments).

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The Buffaloes announced today that Sawai Pharmaceuticals will be a sponsoring Let's make Osaka healthy! Saiwa Pharmaceuticals Day (大阪をもっと元気に! 沢井製薬デー) on 4/2 (vs Rakuten at Kyocera Dome).  They will also be giving away 30 pairs of tickets (a child and a parent / guardian) as part of a Buffaloes' Practice and Baseball Game Tour giveaway.  And one random child from the 30 will be selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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The Buffaloes closed out their spring camp in Kochi today.  The team will travel back to Osaka by plane later today.

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Akinobu Okada named Keiji Obiki and Yuki Nishi as MVPs of spring camp.  Okada is counting on both players to step up this season -- Obiki at short and Nishi as a member of a pitching staff that will be sans Chihiro Kaneko and Kazuki Kondo for the start of the regular season.

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Keisuke Kaneko was able to get through parts of the practice schedule today.

Said Kaneko, "I'm ok.  I was able to do a little running and I was able to play some catch."

Kaneko will be with the team when they play two games against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome on 3/5 and 3/6.

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Hiroshi Kisanuki plans on continuing to be aggressive inside to batters.  He hit 13 batters last year, tops in the PL.

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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 18, 2011

by on Feb.18, 2011 @ 4:54 pm, under NPB
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This post will be updated throughout the day.

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The Buffaloes have the day off today (a portion of players are heading out to Naha, Okinawa today for the start of a string of practice games between 2/19 and 2/22).

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Akinobu Okada and a handful of players arrived at Naha airport today.

===== 2/18 @ 4:54pm

Chan Ho Park worked out on the team's day off today (he rejoined the team yesterday).  After playing some catch, he spent some time doing some trunk strengthening exercises.

FYI: it seems the family issue that required Park to leave the team on the 16th had to do with his wife's health.

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The injury bug has reared it's ugly head.  Satoshi Komatsu suffered a sprained right big toe yesterday and will now spend time at Ni-gun camp.

That's on top of: Mike Hessman getting hit by a pitch in the head; Alfredo Figaro hurting his right hamstringChihiro Kaneko requiring elbow surgery; and Hirotoshi Kitagawa fracturing his fibula.

That's a lot of bad news in a very short period of time.

Incidentally, So Taguchi will be taking Hessman's spot on the group of players heading out to Naha, Okinawa.

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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 16, 2011

by on Feb.16, 2011 @ 4:45 pm, under NPB
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This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/16 @ 11:07pm

Between BP and a bullpen session, Hiroshi Kisanuki threw over 150 pitches today.

===== 2/16 @ 4:45pm

The Buffaloes announced today that Chan Ho Park was given permission to return to Tokyo last night for personal reasons.  He is expected to return to practice on the 17th.

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Akinobu Okada was impressed by Shunta Goto's (1st round) intra-squad performance yesterday (3-for-3 with a stolen base).  Seems he also earned the chance to play in some of the 4 practice games they have scheduled between 2/19 and 2/22.

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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 15, 2011

by on Feb.15, 2011 @ 5:15 pm, under NPB
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Today's intra-squad game:

Chan Ho Park started for the whites and tossed two shutout innings (he faced 8 batters, threw 20 pitches, topped out at 138km/h, and allowed 3 hits).  There was also a balk call again him -- after the game, Park spoke to the umpire to find out exactly what he did wrong.

Shunta Goto (1st round) went 3-for-3 and stole a base.

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Donald Brandt was at Ichi-gun camp today for his tryout and tossed 31 pitches in the bullpen under the watchful eyes of the coaches.  Akinobu Okada told reporters that he plans on using Brandt (for an inning of relief) during an intra-squad game that's scheduled on the day of his tryouts (2/17) .

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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 11, 2011

by on Feb.11, 2011 @ 4:22 pm, under NPB
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Today's intra-squad game:

Shunta Goto (1st round) started in center and batted second.  Goto faced Masaki Ihara in his first at bat and reached on a throwing error by the pitcher (he made Ihara throw 9 pitches).  Francisco Caraballo followed with a double to center that moved Goto to third, but the inning end with him stuck at third.  He then hit a single between third and short for his second at bat, and drove in a run when he hit a single to center with runners on first and second and no out in his third at bat.  His ended his day with 2 strikeouts.

Mike Hessman hit a 3-run homer to left.

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Akinobu Okada was surprised to see all the snow falling on the mainland today.

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Team owner Yoshihiko Miyauchi arrived in Miyakojima, Okinawa with his family today.  Miyauchi dropped by Hirara Stadium around 11am and met with Akinobu Okada while watching pitchers like Hiroshi Kisanuki toss bullpen sessions.

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Sanspo notes that Chan Ho Park threw 35 pitches and gave up 8 could-be hits while facing Takahiro Okada (2 could-be hits) and Seung-Yeop Lee (6 could-be hits) during BP yesterday.  Park also mixed in his curve and change.

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