The Chunichi Dragons announced that they informed thirty-six-year-old outfielder Alexis Gomez that they were not going to offer him a contract for next season. They filed paperwork to place Gomez on waivers earlier today.
The Dragons released the following comment from Gomez:
"I am grateful to the fans that supported me. In my mind, Dragons' fans are number one. I will be leaving Japan, but the fight will continue. Please keep cheering for the Dragons."
Source: official announcement