The Hanshin Tigers announced on the 17th that they have reached an agreement with and signed BC League Ishikawa’s Nelson Perez (27) to a contract.
The 191 cm (6’4″) 98 kg (215 lb) Dominican Republic native played on the (Chicago) Cubs’ minor league affiliate teams and in the Mexican league before joining Ishikawa this season.
Perez had this to say through the club. “I’m so happy and thankful that the Ishikawa Million Stars called me and gave me a chance to play ball in Japan. Thank you very much. I’m so happy that the Hanshin Tigers are giving me a chance as well! I’m going to give it my all to contribute to getting the team a pennant for the best fans in Japan.”