Kenichi Nakata (31) has reportedly decided to sign with the Softbank Hawks.
The Hawks held their last organization-wide meeting of the year at a hotel in Fukuoka today. They received a phone call from Nakata before the start of the meeting.
The free agent also contacted the Chunichi Dragons earlier in the evening to inform them of his decision.
[UPDATE 12/7 @ 8:51pm]
The Hawks held a press conference for Nakata today. He was assigned the number eleven. He agreed to a four-year deal worth an estimated maximum 600 million yen plus incentives.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2013
[UPDATE 12/7 @ 10:39pm]
According to Sports Hochi, the four-year deal is worth 300 to 600 million plus incentives.
Source: Sports Hochi 12/7/2013