[12/6/2017] Yakult interested in Jordan Noberto, Chunichi looking to sign two new foreign pitchers

The Chunichi Dragons announced on December 5 that they are not going to offer thirty-year-old Jordan Noberto a contract for the 2018 season. The Dragons were initially planning to hold on to Noberto, but may have decided to part ways with him because they are close to signing two new foreign pitchers.

The Yakult Swallows may be interested in Noberto. They are still looking for a left-handed pitcher that can pitch out of the bullpen.

Source: Sanspo 12/6/2017, Sports Hochi 12/6/2017, Daily Sports 12/6/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/6/2017

Comment on "[12/6/2017] Yakult interested in Jordan Noberto, Chunichi looking to sign two new foreign pitchers"

  • Burly

    mlbtraderumors.com reports that the Chunichi Dragons signed Steven Moya. Is this accurate, and, if so, how much will the Dragons be paying Moya?

    Yomiuri fans are probably very sad to see Miles Mikolas and his wife return to the United States.

    • Gen Post Author

      The Dragons have not issued any official statements on Moya. Sponichi mentioned local media reporting that an agreement was reached. The Dragons might be waiting to make a bulk announcement instead of individual announcements.

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