The Chunichi Dragons announced today that they will sign Lotte senryokugai Takahito Kudo (32) to a contract. The following statement by Kudo was posted at the team website.
I heard from GM Hiromitsu Ochiai that I made the team. I feel so happy and I will now do my best as one of the members of the Chunichi Dragons. I took the tryout, spoke to GM Ochiai, and told myself I was going to make it. I feel I was able to show the organization what I am capable of doing with my speed and defense. GM Ochiai told me that they wanted me because they felt I was an Ichi-gun player, so I will take whatever role they give me and do my best to stay on the active roster the whole season and help the team win.
Source: official announcement
UPDATE 12/2 @ 6:25pm -
The Dragons announced that they agreed to terms with Kudo. His salary for 2014 will be ten million yen. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/2/2013