The Orix Buffaloes announced the addition of Jose Fernandez (38) and Brad Mills (28) today. Fernandez has been assigned the number forty-four; Mills the number forty.
With Fernandez, the Buffaloes add a veteran player with experience in the NPB that no longer counts against the foreign player cap. Mills provides the team with another left-handed arm that can also start game.
"We wanted another left-handed starter. [Mills] is a clever finesse-type pitcher. We feel he will translate well in Japan. Fernandez can get hits in key situations and does not strike out a lot. He still also very strong. We are doing our best [to improve] before the end of July," said team official Yoshio Murayama.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2013
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Both players were signed to contracts worth an estimated fifteen million yen, through to the end of the season.
Source: Daily Sports 7/21/2013