Sanspo is reporting that the Chunichi Dragons have signed 28-year-old (bats right, throws right) infielder Tony Blanco and 26-year-old lefty Nelson Payano to 1-year deals. Blanco will get $300,000 plus a $50,000 bonus and Payano will get $150,000 plus a $30,000 bonus.
Yahoo! Dome will be expanding to allow for 480 more spectators next season. They will be added seats with displays that will show game information, areas for large groups, tatami viewing seats, and family areas.