Dayan Viciedo would like to continue his Baseball career in Japan

Dayan Viciedo met with Chunichi Dragons GM Hiromitsu Ochiai this afternoon stating his desire that he would like to continue playing in Japan next season and beyond… his team, also, are considering to retain their power-hitting first baseman for next year.

So far, in this season, the local fan favorite Dayan Viciedo is batting a solid .272 AVG/.349 OBP/.480 SLG with 21 homeruns and 66 RBI in 408 AB’s (109 games), while playing primarily as the team’s 1st baseman.

Still, currently in disabled list at the moment due to an ankle sprain he suffered back in August 13, colliding with fellow teammate, 2nd baseman Shuhei Takahashi catching a fly ball in the 8th inning against the Hanshin Tigers at Kyocera dome… he got it examined last week, and, thankfully, it wasn’t serious, and he’s expected to return in the lineup sometime next early September.

Last year (December) in the off-season, both Dayan Viciedo and Jordan Norberto signed with the Chunichi Dragons on one-year deals, for an estimated 170 million Yen and 30 million Yen respectively.

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3 thoughts on “Dayan Viciedo would like to continue his Baseball career in Japan

  1. Aside from the fact that anybody who spends time in Japan would want to work and live there, I can’t blame Viciedo for wanting to stay put.

    My youngest (24) son and I, who have made two “quality time” month-long trips to the land of the rising sun over the past decade, have been talking about heading over there again this fall. I was hoping to go to Cuba but the waiting lists for the new scheduled flights and for available bed and breakfast facilities there are already so long that I figure some time in Japan would be a great place to wait out the crush. Besides, I would get to see the new Godzilla film a month or two early.

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  2. Last year (December) in the off-season, both Dayan Viciedo and Jordan Norberto signed with the Chunichi Dragons on one-year deals, for an estimated 170 million Yen and 30 million Yen respectively.

    That sounds like a lot!
    [goes to Google to type yen to usd conversion…]
    170 MM Yen => 1.65 MM USD
    30 MM Yen => 291K USD

    Ok by MLB standards it’s not that much. But it’s still a chunk of change! In any case Jordan Norberto is getting more out of the Chunichi Dragons than Louisiana flood victims are getting from MLB…

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