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.
[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