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[10/6/2013] Rumors: Morimoto (YOK), Otake (HIR), K. Nakata (CHU), Matsunaka (SOF), Rottino, Ming-Chieh (ORI)

by on Oct.06, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

Hichori Morimoto was senryokugai'ed on the 4th.  He took to Twitter today and told fans he was going to do his best next year.  People close to the situation have also said that Morimoto is hoping to play next year.

Source: Tweet 10/6/2013, Sponichi 10/6/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks have their eye on potential free agents Kan Otake (Hiroshima) and Kenichi Nakata (Chunichi).  They may also be looking to the foreign market for another big bat.

Source: Sanspo 10/6/2013

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Thirty-nine-year-old Nobuhiko Matsunaka would like to continue playing next year and help the team work its way back to the top.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/6/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Vinny Rottino returned to the US on Saturday.  The Buffaloes will most likely part ways with the thirty-three-year-old.

The Buffaloes announced that Ming-Chieh Hsu will not be returning in 2014 on Saturday.  He would like to continue playing and is open to playing anywhere.

Source: Sponichi 10/6/2013

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Orix Buffaloes announce Brandon Dickson, Vinny Rottino signings

by on Dec.27, 2012 @ 4:05 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes announced that they signed Brandon Dickson (28) and Vinny Rottino (32) to contracts for the 2013 season.

Dickson and Rottino reportedly agreed to one-year contracts worth an estimated US$350,000 plus incentives.  Press conferences for the two players will be held in late-January.  Both are expected to attend spring camp from the first day.

The Buffaloes see Rottino as a utility player that can play the infield and outfield, as well catch.  With regards to Dickson, they see him as an arm for the starting rotation.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/27/2012, Sponichi 12/27/2012

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Orix Buffaloes have reportedly agreed to deals with Rottino, Dickson

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Orix Buffaloes have reportedly agreed to deals with Rottino, Dickson

by on Dec.06, 2012 @ 9:56 pm, under NPB
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An Orix Buffaloes' official informed reporters today that the organization agreed to deals with Vinny Rottino (32) and Brandon Dickson (28).  An official announcement will likely be made some time before the end of the month.  Source: Nikkan Sports 12/6/2012

While it is uncertain how much Dickson signed for, a report from the Journal Times does make mention of Rottino's deal.  A snip:

The 32-year-old Rottino signed a one-year contract Friday with the Orix Buffaloes, a Nippon Professional team in the Pacific League. The contract guarantees him $350,000 with the potential of another $100,000 in incentives.

Rottino is scheduled to meet with representatives of the Buffaloes Wednesday in Milwaukee. He plans to leave Jan. 21 for spring training in Osaka, Japan.

See also:

Orix Buffaloes looking to sign Vinny Rottino

Orix Buffaloes closing in on a deal with Brandon Dickson

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