According to Sponichi, the Chiba Lotte Marines are looking into former Chunichi Dragon Maximo Nelson (31). An unnamed team official spoke to reporters on Monday and said that the only remaining issue was the money and that if negotiations went smoothly, some sort of deal could be reached in May.
Nelson is currently working out in the Dominican Republic. His right shoulder is reportedly fine.
Source: Sponichi 4/23/2013
UPDATE 4/24 @ 3:52pm -
Tsutomu Ito admitted to reporters on Tuesday the team was looking into Nelson.
"It is true that [Nelson] is someone we have been checking from before. We still need starting pitching and we will go after someone if we feel they are good," said Ito.
Source: Sponichi 4/24/2013