The Chunichi Dragons are interested in twenty-six-year-old pitcher Joely Rodriguez. According to Sponichi, the Dragons are planning to give Rodriguez a tryout. They see him as a possible left-handed option out of the bullpen.
[UPDATE 7/26 @ 10:34am]
The Dragons held a press conference for Rodriguez on July 25. He was assigned the uniform number 57. According to media reports, the two sides agreed on a contract worth an estimated thirty million yen plus incentives.