The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Victor Garate. According to Jiji Press, the two sides agree on a one-year deal worth an estimated twenty million yen plus incentives.
The Fighters released the following statement from Garate:
I can't begin to explain how happy I am to join the Fighters organization. I have wanted to play in Japan for some time now. I am grateful to the Nippon Ham Fighters for giving me this opportunity. I will do my best to help the team win so that around this time next year we can celebrate a Nippon Series championship.