Jan 6, 2017

Dragons sign pitchers Araujo, Rondon

The Chunichi Dragons have acquired Venezuelan pitchers Elvis Araujo and Jorge Rondon, the Central League club announced Friday. Left-hander Araujo went 4-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 72 major league games for the Philadelphia Phillies over the past two seasons, while Rondon, a right-hander, ...

Dec 28, 2016

Dragons acquire relievers Araujo, Rondon

The Chunichi Dragons have acquired lefty Elvis Araujo and right-hander Jorge Rondon, sources said Wednesday. The 25-year-old Araujo, who pitched in 72 games over the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, was recently released by the Miami Marlins. The 28-year-old Rondon has pitched ...

Dec 20, 2016

Dragons GM Ochiai leaving team

Hiromitsu Ochiai will step down from his post as general manager of the Chunichi Dragons when his contract expires at the end of next month, sources close to the Central League club said Tuesday. The Dragons have performed poorly since the 63-year-old Hall of ...

Nov 26, 2016

Dragons sign Cuban infielder Guerrero

The Chunichi Dragons have acquired Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero on a one-year deal worth ¥150 million (about $1.3 million) plus incentives, the Central League club announced Saturday. The 30-year-old, who can also play outfield, played in 117 major league games for the Los Angeles ...

Mori staying put with Dragons

Sep 29, 2016

Mori staying put with Dragons

The Chunichi Dragons announced Thursday their acting manager Shigekazu Mori will take on the job full-time next season. In August, the Dragons placed third-year manager Motonobu Tanishige on leave, effectively firing him and promoting Mori, who was the bench coach at the time. Chunichi ...