The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they signed D.J. Houlton (32) and gave him the number 54. So far no reports on the contract.
UPDATE @ 9:24pm - Nikkan Sports is reporting that Houlton signed a two-year deal worth an estimated US$5M (or around 375M yen).
UPDATE 12/17 @ 9:48am - Softbank Hawks official Itaru Kobayashi told reporters on Friday that during the past week, he was contacted by Houlton's agent and told they were not interested in returning to the negotiating table.