[6/29/2017] Nippon Ham Fighters reach agreement with Yadir Drake

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old outfielder Yadir Drake. He was assigned the uniform 52. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal (through to the end of the season) worth an estimated fifteen million yen plus incentives.

Source: Nippon Ham 6/29/2017, Jiji 6/29/2017

[UPDATE 6/30 @ 11:47am]

If Drake arrives in Japan today, he could play in tomorrow’s Ni-gun game against Seibu at Kamagaya.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2017

[UPDATE 7/1 @ 1:49am]

The Fighters held a press conference for Drake on June 30.

Source: Nippon Ham 6/30/2017

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