Orix adds right-hander Leicester

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OSAKA, Dec. 18 (19:32) Kyodo

The Orix Buffaloes said Thursday they have acquired right-hander
Jon Leicester from the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Leicester, 29, posted a 3-8 record with one save and a 5.26 ERA
in 39 games in 2008 for Triple-A Norfolk. He has a 7-6 career record
in the major leagues with a 5.87 ERA in a total of 48 games for the
Chicago Cubs from 2004 to 2005 and the Orioles in 2007.

Also on Thursday, senior Orix official Katsuhiro Nakamura
revealed that the Pacific League club is expected to agree to a deal
with former Hanshin Tigers right-hander Ryan Vogelsong by the end of
the year.

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