[2/26/2017] Chunichi Dragons sign two Cuban players to Ikusei contracts

The Chunichi Dragons announced today that they reached agreements with twenty-four-year-old outfielder Leonardo Urgelles and twenty-year-old pitcher Raidel Martinez. Both players agreed to Ikusei contracts. Urgelles was assigned the uniform number 210, Martinez 211.

According to media reports, the players signed for an estimated ten million yen each.

Source: Chunichi 2/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/26/2017, Daily Sports 2/26/2017

[UPDATE 4/7 @ 10:15pm]

The Dragons announced today that Urgelles and Martinez arrive in Nagoya. A press conference is scheduled for tomorrow (April 8).

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/7/2017

[UPDATE 4/12 @ 10:15pm]

The Dragons held a press conference for Urgelles and Martinez on April 8.

Source: Chunichi 4/8/2017

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