After losing Stephen Drew to the Boston Red Sox earlier Monday morning, the Oakland A’s have signed a prime free agent, according to John Heyman.
Hiroyuki Nakajima, a 30-year old shortstop from Japan, has reached a deal worth $6.5 million over two years, with a third-year option, to come overseas and join the A’s.
Nakajima hit .311 with 13 home runs in 2012 for the Saitama Seibu of the Japanese Pacific League. He has an average of over .300 in 10 years of action in Japan.
The A’s have a press conference scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m where a source confirms that Nakajima will be introduced.