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[2/16/2015] Orix Buffaloes sign Francisco Caraballo

by on Feb.17, 2015 @ 12:48 am, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes announced that they reached an agreement with thirty-one-year-old outfielder Francisco Caraballo and assigned him the uniform number 99. The media is reporting the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated ten million yen. This will be Caraballo's second tour of duty with the Buffaloes.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 2/16/2015, Sponichi 2/16/2015

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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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Orix Buffaloes: Francisco Caraballo to return to Japan on the 6th

by on Apr.04, 2011 @ 1:20 pm, under NPB
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The Buffaloes announced today that Francisco Caraballo will be returning to Japan on the 6th.

Caraballo returned to Venezuela on 3/16 in order to get a second opinion on his left wrist (diagnosed with a triangular fibrocartilage injury in Japan).  He then went under the knife on the 25th.

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Orix Buffaloes: Francisco Caraballo has surgery on his left wrist

by on Mar.27, 2011 @ 3:20 am, under NPB
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The Buffaloes announced that Francisco Caraballo had surgery on his left wrist on the 25th in Venezuela.  Caraballo was originally scheduled to return to Japan on the 25th, but with the surgery, the club is no longer when he'll return.

UPDATE 3/27 @ 1:07pm - It seems the Buffaloes think Caraballo could miss the entire season.  As of now, he's also scheduled to return to Japan on 4/3.

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Caraballo (ORI), Iguchi (LOT) hit grand slams in one game

by on Aug.22, 2010 @ 12:58 pm, under NPB
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For the 15th time in NPB history, two players from opposing sides each hit grand slams in the same game last night:

Francisco Caraballo (ORI) hit a grand slam in the 4th to give the Buffaloes a 4-0 lead.  In the bottom of the 5th, with the Buffaloes now holding a 5-0 lead, Tadahito Iguchi (LOT) nailed a grand slam to bring the Marines to within 1 run of tying the game.

The last time two players from opposing teams hit grand slams in one game was on 6/14/2009 (Aaron Guiel for the Yakult Swallows in the 5th and Ikki for the Orix Buffaloes in the 7th).

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Buffaloes to add BC League OFer Francisco Caraballo?

by on Jul.09, 2010 @ 1:00 pm, under NPB
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It seems Orix Buffaloes were looking for another power bat and apparently found a match in 26-year-old BC League outfielder, Francisco Caraballo.

Caraballo has spent the last two years in Japan, playing for the Kochi Fighting Dogs (Island League) last season, and the Gunma Diamond Pegasus Baseball Club (BC League) this season.  With the Fighting Dogs, Caraballo smashed 18 homers and drove in 76 RBI over 79 games (both league highs).

2010 BC League Stats

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB HBP SH SF SB Err GIDP LOB
.364 37 140 35 51 9 0 15 46 27 22 2 0 4 0 6 2 27
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