According to a report by Sports Hochi, the Softbank Hawks' deal with Bryan LaHair could be worth over 500 million yen a year. The Hawks were looking for a left-handed bat and may see LaHair as their everyday first baseman next year.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/22/2012
UPDATE @ 10:19am - Noticed a Sponichi article that mentions the possibility of a three-year deal worth up to 1.2 billion yen. Source: Sponichi 11/22/2012
UPDATE @ 11:11am - Sanspo figures it will be a two-year deal worth one billion yen. That's more in line with the Sports Hochi report. Source: Sanspo 11/22/2012
UPDATE @ 7:59pm - According to the latest report by Sports Hochi, the Hawks signed LaHair to a two-year deal worth US$4.5 million (about 370 million yen). The deal also include a club option for a third year. LaHair has been assigned the number thirty-five. Source: Sports Hochi 11/22/2012
The Hawks have also made an official announcement of the signing. Source: official announcement