The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Brent Morel will be returning to the United States on September 27. He is not expected to return to the team next year.
Source: Sanspo 9/26/2017
[UPDATE 9/27 @ 2:00am]
Morel is apparently retiring because he is done with the baseball chapter of his life. He is planning to do a little traveling and relaxing before joining the family business (grapes).