Marwin Gonzalez signs with Japan's Orix Buffaloes

TOKYO -- Japan's Orix Buffaloes have announced the signing of Marwin Gonzalez, who played last season with the New York Yankees.

Gonzalez is an infielder and outfielder who has played for five teams in Major League Baseball. In addition to the Yankees, he played for Houston, Minnesota and Boston. He came up in the Chicago Cubs organization.

The Buffaloes did not provide any contract numbers or other details. Gonzalez, a Venezuelan, will wear No. 8 with the Japanese clubteam.