[9/26/2017] Chunichi not planning to offer Valdes a new contract

The Chunichi Dragons announced today that thirty-nine-year-old Raul Valdes returned to the Dominican Republic on September 25. They Dragons are not planning to sign him to a new contract. This will most likely be his last year with the team.

Valdes will not be retiring. He is planning to play winter ball this year.

Source: Sanspo 9/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2017

[UPDATE 9/27 @ 5:40pm]

The Dragons are also expected to part ways with Elvis Araujo and Jorge Rondon.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2017

[UPDATE 10/8 @ 3:32am]

Rondon and Araujo have left Japan.

Source: Sports 10/7/2017

[UPDATE 10/12 @ 1:21am]

Jordan returned home on October 11. The Dragons are planning to offer him a contract for the 2018 season.

Source: Sponichi 10/11/2017

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