The Hanshin Tigers announced that they signed Yokohama Bay Stars senryokugai Kosuke Kato today. He was assigned the number 63. No word on the actual contract.
In other related news:
Atsushi Nomi met with the club today for a meeting that lasted about an hour and 15 minutes. No word on what the Tigers offered, but Nomi did end up putting the Tigers on hold. Seems Nomi was interested in finding out what the Tigers thought about his season and the injury (fractured cuneiform bone) that kept him out for 4 months and limited him to just 12 games.