The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Jeremy Hermida. The media is reporting that the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated sixty million yen. He was assigned the number 7.
The Fighters released the following comment from Hermida:
My wife and I are very excited to be a part of a Nippon Ham Fighters organization that has won four pennants in the last ten years. I've been interested in playing in Japan the last few years and now I have that chance. I've heard that Fighter fans are warm and enthusiastic. I'm really looking forward to playing in front of those great fans. I want to help the team reach its goal of winning a championship by doing my best at whatever position I'm assigned.
The Fighters also announced uniform number assignments for Victor Garate and Brandon Laird. Garate was assigned the number 42 and Laird the number 5.