Keiji Obiki (30) contacted the Yakult Swallows earlier today to tell them that he has decided to sign with them.
"He contacted us to let us know he was going to sign with us. I'm relieved," said team official Masanori Matsui. He continued, "Our younger players up the middle are getting better, but this gives us more depth. Hopefully the competition will help push things in a positive direction."
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2014