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.
[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