According to Nikkan Sports, Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima is already in the United States and is currently negotiating with the Diamondbacks.
The story was translated by Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker. It's a logical fit, as Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is on the lookout for a shortstop. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported earlier this month that the D-Backs were "at least mildly intrigued" by Nakajima, who batted .311/.382/.451 with 13 home runs, 74 RBI, seven stolen bases and an .833 OPS 136 games this season with the Seibu Lions. As opposed to last offseason, the 30-year-old is an unrestricted free agent, so he will not be subject to a posting fee.