According to at least two reports, the Yokohama Bay Stars are very close to finalizing a contract with Jorge Sosa. An unnamed source is quoted as saying that the two sides have agreed to basic terms and that the only thing remaining is a signature. Team GM Shigeru Takada spoke to reporters on Monday and said he thought an agreement was reached, but that it was not yet official. An announcement is expected within the next couple of days.
In other team-related news, the Bay Stars did announce that they signed former Hanshin Tiger Kai-Wen Cheng to an Ikusei deal. He has been assigned the number 117. His contract is reportedly worth an estimated seven million yen.