Baseball / Japanese Baseball

Dragons acquire veteran pitchers Naylor, Perez

Kyodo

The Chunichi Dragons on Monday announced the signings of pitchers Drew Naylor and Rafael Perez for the remainder of the season.

Naylor, a 29-year-old Australian, was 4-1 with two saves this year for the Kagawa Olive Guyners in the Shikoku Island League Plus.

The left-handed Perez, a 33-year-old Dominican, played for the Cleveland Indians from 2006 to 2012, winning 21 games in the major leagues.

Naylor’s deal is worth $100,000. Perez’s contract is for the same amount but includes a signing bonus.