I have managed to sign a contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters. I am honored to have this chance to play for such a wonderful team. I have wanted to play in Japan for quite some time and now I have attained that dream. I will do my best as a member of the Fighters. I am prepared to give it my all to help them win a championship next year. I have heard great things about this team and its fans from my friend Michel Abreu. I hope we can anchor the line-up together next season and drive in some runs.
Source: official announcement
UPDATE 10/30 @ 3:22am -
According to Sports Hochi, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen. A uniform number has not yet been assigned.
Source: Sports Hochi 10/29/2013
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