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Orix Buffaloes part ways with Cabrera; Bynum next?

by on Dec.02, 2010 @ 9:10 pm, under NPB
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Alex Cabrera was left off the Orix Buffaloes' Holdover List and became a free agent today.  And with the Buffaloes signing Seung-Yeop Lee, Cabrera's tenure with the team is likely over.

Freddie Bynum was also left off the Holdover List and he too is also a free agent.  And while the Buffaloes were negotiating to keep Bynum, talks broke down and the Buffaloes opted to leave him off the Holdover List.  At this point, it seems likely that Bynum will not be returning to the Buffaloes next season.


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Orix Buffaloes sign Freddie Bynum?

by on Mar.10, 2010 @ 8:16 pm, under NPB
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=== 3/12/2010 5:10pm JST

The Buffaloes held their press conference for Bynum on Friday.  He was assigned the number 5.  No details on his contract yet.  Bynum will likely spend some time at Ni-gun before making the jump to Ichi-gun.

=== 3/11/2010 3:32pm JST

According to Nikkan Sports, Bynum is expected to arrive in Japan on Thursday night.  The Buffaloes will then hold a press conference at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Friday to introduce their newest addition.

=== 3/10/2010 8:16pm JST

Buffaloes' GM Yoshio Murayama returned to Japan on Tuesday and told reporters that the team and Freddie Bynum have agreed to basic terms and that a formal announcement will likely be made within the next few days.

I'll be updating this post with details as they become available.

Orix Buffaloes talking contract with Freddie Bynum

by on Feb.27, 2010 @ 5:42 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes have apparently begun negotiating with Freddie Bynum.  According to Nikkan Sports, a deal appears eminent.  If everything goes smoothly, Buffaloes' GM Yoshio Murayama could fly out to the US to finalize the deal in early March.

Bynum landed on the Buffaloes' radar earlier this month when the team worked on building a list of potential foreign candidates (with the help of their advisor, George Foster).

The Buffaloes are hoping to have him signed and ready for the start of the regular season on 3/20.

Akinobu Okada is calling him a super-sub -- seems the team is interested in him because he can play a number of different positions and can steal bases.

2009 Season

Org Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
WAN Rk 4 13 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .429 .385 814
WAN AA 66 224 29 54 10 1 2 13 9 4 9 50 3 0 6 1 6 .241 .278 .321 599
WAN AAA 3 8 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .750 1194

Career

Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
MLB 188 351 54 82 17 8 6 32 18 8 16 108 4 0 6 0 6 .234 .275 .379 654
MiLB 803 3045 456 833 126 42 17 301 193 76 300 691 32 6 66 11 44 .274 .344 .359 703

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