The Softbank Hawks have reportedly announced that they have signed Ryota Igarashi.
Daily Sports notes that the Hawks have scheduled a press conference for Saturday.
UPDATE @ 6:46pm - According to a report by Sports Hochi, Igarashi got a three-year deal that could be worth up to an estimated 600M yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/16/2012
UPDATE @ 7:05pm - Nikkan Sports notes that Igarashi was assigned the number fifty-three. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2012