October 24th is the last day of tryouts for Victor Garate and Luis Rodriguez. According to Sanspo, it seems the Orix Buffaloes may forgo signing Garate.
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Akinobu Okada told reporters yesterday that he plans on making a decision, regarding the two Venezuelan players that will be trying out for the team, before the end of their tryouts (tryouts are scheduled to take place between 10/17 and 10/24). Okada also said that they will be tested as players with MLB experience and as players that should be able to contribute right away.
The Orix Buffaloes will be holding tryouts for two Venezuelan players during their Fall practice session (between the 17th and 24th). The two players are 30-year old infielder Luis Rodriguez (Chicago White Sox) and 26-year-old pitcher Victor Garate (Washington Nationals).
Rodriguez played in 94 AAA games with the Charlotte Knights (CHW) in 2010 and batted .293 with 16 homers and 56 RBI (.364 OBP, .493 SLG, .857 OPS). Garata split his time between AA Harrisburg and AAA Syracuse this season.