According to a number of reports, the Chunichi Dragons will sign forty-year-old Michihiro Ogasawara to a one-year deal worth an estimated thirty million yen. A press conference is scheduled for 1:00pm today.
Daily Sports mentions that Hiromitsu Ochiai met the free agent in Tokyo on the 18th. Ogasawara was not concerned about money, so much as he was about playing time.
UPDATE @ 2:49pm -
The Dragons held a press conference for Ogasawarain Nagoya earlier today. He was assigned the number thirty-six -- made up of two numbers (three and six) Hiromitsu Ochiai wore during his career.
When asked about his facial hair, he replied, "I can do as I please, so I will grow it out when I feel like growing it out."
UPDATE @ 4:50pm -
The Dragons have posted an announcement of the signing. They have included photos and quotes from the press conference.
Source: official announcement