Orix Buffaloes reached an agreement with pitchers Phil Coke, Matt West, and Gonzalez Germen

Free agent pitchers, LH reliever Phil Coke (34), RH reliever Matt West (28), and RH reliever Gonzalez Germen (29) will be playing their next seasons in NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) with the Orix Buffaloes of the Pacific league, an announcement was made just today. Via link, Orix signed all three pitchers on one-year deals, though some of their contract details (regarding annual salary) is still unknown at the moment, but will soon be released in a few days when they arrive in Japan… Phil Coke will wear the jersey number 25, Matt West the jersey number 29, while Gonzalez Germen will wear the jersey number 42, according to the report.

The main addition, southpaw Phil Coke, played for 9 years there at the Major league level (with the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, back with the Yankees again, and Pittsburgh Pirates respectively). He currently owns a record of 22-27, and an earned run average of 4.19 in 407 games played (421 innings pitched) in his big league career, primarily as a reliever.

Their second addition, right-handed pitcher Matt West, played for 2 years there at the Major league level (with the Texas Rangers, and Los Angeles Dodgers respectively). He currently owns a record of 0-0, along with an earned run average of 3.86 in 5 games played (7 innings pitched) in his big league career, primarily as a reliever.

Their third addition, right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen, played for 4 years there at the Major league level (with the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies respectively). He currently owns a record of 3-3, and an earned run average of 4.63 in 129 games played (144 innings pitched) in his big league career, primarily, also, as a reliever.

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