Sanspo reports that the Chiba Lotte Marines may be close to deals with both Josh Whitesell (29) and Seth Greisinger (36). Assuming things go smoothly with Whitesell, a deal could be officially announced as early as today. The Marines are also expected to make an announcement about Greisinger before the end of the year as well.
UPDATE @ 4:53pm - As Steve mentions below, the deal with Whitesell has been completed and the Marines have posted an official announcement at their website.
Sanspo notes that the deal is worth an estimated US$300,000 (or about 23.4M yen) plus incentives. A uniform number has not yet been assigned.
Josh Whitesell - 2011 Season