The Yakult Swallows held a press conference for Akinori Iwamura (33) at their teams offices in Tokyo today. Iwamura will be returning to the Swallows for the first time since 2006. He has been assigned the number forty-eight.
Iwamura reportedly signed a deal that will pay him 15 million yen plus incentives in 2013. Junji Ogawa has already spoken to the veteran and told him to be ready to play some first base.