2018 Chunichi Dragons Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
A. マルティネス Ariel Martinez [10/14] Martinez will return in 2019. Sports Hochi 11/14/2018
STAY 吉見一 Kazuki Yoshimi [11/10] Yoshimi may have agreed to a two-year contract. Daily Sports 11/10/2018 … [11/09] The Dragons announced that Yoshimi decided not to use his free agent option. Chunichi 11/9/2018, Sponichi 11/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/9/2018, Daily Sports 11/9/2018 … [11/07] Yoshimi met Chunichi officials for the fourth time on November 6. Sports Hochi 11/7/2018, Daily Sports 11/7/2018 … [11/06] Yoshimi has already met Chunichi officials three times. He has been offered a multi-year deal, but has so far not been impressed. He is scheduled to meet officials again soon. He told reporters he wanted to feel needed. Sponichi 11/6/2018, Sports Hochi 11/6/2018, Daily Sports 11/6/2018 … [10/15] Yoshimi is thinking about using his domestic free agent option. Considering his age (thirty-four), this could be his last serious chance to find out if other teams are interested in his services. Sports Hochi 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018
マルティネス Raidel Martínez [10/14] Martinez will return in 2019. Sports Hochi 11/14/2018 … [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018
ビシエド Dayan Viciedo [12/10] According to sources out of the US (Jon Heyman), the Dragons and Viciedo may have agreed to a three-year deal worth an estimated ten million US dollars. Daily Sports 12/10/2018, Sanspo 12/10/2018 … [10/14] The two sides may be close to finalizing a multi-year deal. Viciedo is apparently open to ending his career in Japan. Sports Hochi 10/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018 … [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/13] Viciedo does like playing for Chunichi (and is grateful for what Shigekazu Mori has done for him), but money is factor. Sponichi 10/13/2018 … [10/04] Final year of a two-year deal. Dragons thinking about offering new contract. Could sign with another team for more. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018
アルモンテ Zoilo Almonte [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/04] Dragons thinking about offering extensions. Wants to play in Japan, but could sign elsewhere. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018
モヤ Steven Moya [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/05] Moya is set to attend the Phoenix League. Sponichi 10/5/2018 … [10/04] Interested in staying. Dragons planning to offer extensions. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018
OUT ガルシア Onelki Garcia [12/04] The Dragons have reportedly ended negotiations with Garcia because his asking price was too high. Senior Director Shigekazu Mori told reporters he had a basic verbal agreement with Garcia that fell apart because of his agent. Nikkan Sports 12/4/2018 … [12/01] The Hanshin Tigers could be interested. Nikkan Sports 12/1/2018 … [11/30] Garcia is apparently looking for more than what the Dragons can offer (at least three years and around 200 million yen a year). Sanspo 11/30/2018, Chunichi Sports 11/30/2018, Daily Sports 11/30/2018 … [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/04] Interested in staying. Dragons planning to offer extensions. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018
ロドリゲス Joely Rodriguez [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/05] A number of MLB teams are said to be interested in Rodriguez. Sponichi 10/5/2018 … [10/04] Interested in staying. Dragons planning to offer extensions. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018

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