Bergesen, Chunichi Dragons Nearing Deal

Free agent right-hander Brad Bergesen is nearing a one-year deal with the Chunichi Dragons, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). The Diamondbacks released Bergesen to allow him to pursue this opportunity in Japan.

Bergesen, a client of Paragon Sports International, pitched 29 2/3 innings for the Diamondbacks this past season, posting a 3.64 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9. The 27-year-old would have been arbitration eligible for the second time, but had been a non-tender candidate with a projected salary of $1MM.

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