The Giants announced earlier today that they signed 21-year-old infielder Noel Urena (sp?) from the Dominican Republic to an Ikusei contract worth 2.4M yen. His name was registered as Noel and his uniform number will be 117.
Noel has been working out with the Ni-gun roster since August as part of a trial. The Giants apparently like his power potential and his strong throwing arm, even though he never took part in any leagues in the Dominican Republic.
Noel is expected to take part in the Pheonix League that begins on 10/5.