Dayan Viciedo is near a deal with the Chunichi Dragons of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league.
The soon to be 27-year-old spent all of the 2015 season at Triple-A split between multiple organizations compiling a .287/.348/.450 line with eight home runs in 276 plate appearances.
Sanspo: Chunichi close to signing Dayan Viciedo, Jordan Norberto. If they sign Viciedo, Hector Luna is gone. https://t.co/8t6LPZ54Oj
— Patrick Newman (@npbtracker) November 27, 2015
A few teams stateside may have been interested in giving Viciedo a minor league deal but none were going to give him the financial benefits he’d get in Japan.