The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they are parting ways with Michel Abreu. They have already filed paperwork to place him on waivers.
The Fighters posted the following statement from Abreu:
The Fighter gave me the wonderful chance to play in Japan. I appreciate the fans for their warm support, no matter the circumstances. This is not how I wanted to leave the team, but I am focusing on rehab right now and will do everything I can to make sure I can play baseball again. I hope that the Fighters are successful. Thank you.
Source: official announcement