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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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[1/26/2015] 2015 Inter-league Schedule

by on Jan.26, 2015 @ 6:05 pm, under NPB
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Notes about the schedule:

  • Six games will be played on opening day. Seibu at Yomiuri, Nippon Ham at Yakult, Orix at Yokohama, Softbank at Chunichi, Rakuten at Hanshin, and Lotte at Hiroshima.
  • One team will play eighteen games, nine at home and nine on the road.
  • There will be a total 108 games.
  • Teams will play either three games on the road or three games at home against each of the six teams in the opposite league.
  • Home teams this year will become road teams next year; road teams this year will become home teams next year.
  • Rain outs will either be played on available


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