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[11/19/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters come to terms with Victor Garate

by on Nov.19, 2014 @ 6:12 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Victor Garate. According to Jiji Press, the two sides agree on a one-year deal worth an estimated twenty million yen plus incentives.

The Fighters released the following statement from Garate:

 I can't begin to explain how happy I am to join the Fighters organization. I have wanted to play in Japan for some time now. I am grateful to the Nippon Ham Fighters for giving me this opportunity. I will do my best to help the team win so that around this time next year we can celebrate a Nippon Series championship.

Source: official announcementJiji Press 11/19/2014

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Orix: Akinobu Okada watches another Victor Garate bullpen

by on Oct.23, 2010 @ 4:25 am, under NPB
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Akinobu Okada watched Victor Garate toss a 34-pitch bullpen session on Friday.  Garate mixed in his slider, curve, and change while topping out at 139 km/h.  Said Garate, "I think I can throw harder and with better control.  I also need to get a better feel for the NPB regulation ball."

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Akinobu Okada likes what he sees in Victor Garate

by on Oct.18, 2010 @ 6:58 pm, under NPB
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As mentioned earlier, the Orix Buffaloes are currently holding tryouts for two Venezuelan players.  Of the two, it seems Victor Garate has caught the attention of the coaches.  It seems Akinobu Okada likes Garate's ability to strike batters out and feels he could become the next Jeff Williams (the two apparently share similar pitching styles).

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Buffaloes to decide on fate of tryout players by 24th

by on Oct.15, 2010 @ 9:49 am, under NPB
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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.

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Buffaloes to hold tryouts for two Venezuelan players

by on Oct.12, 2010 @ 10:58 pm, under NPB
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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.

Luis Rodriguez

Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP IBB SH SF GDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
MLB 363 855 90 208 36 4 8 66 94 89 5 3 3 5 20 12 29 .243 .316 .323 639
MiLB 964 3490 483 964 182 14 41 376 429 332 52 39 26 10 113 40 97 .276 .356 .372 728

Victor Garate

Lvl W L ERA G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
MLB 0 0 22.50 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 5 5 1 3 0 4.00
MiLB 24 9 3.24 194 19 0 0 78 20 361 282 143 130 26 175 463 1.27
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