The Chunichi Dragons and Tony Blanco agreed on a 2-year deal worth $1.8M a year earlier today.
Blanco won the 2009 Central League home run (39) and RBI (110) titles.
Said Blanco, "I can take it easy and play now that I have a 2-year deal. I plan on winning some more titles next season."
In other team related news, the Dragons also decided not to give Byung-Kyu Lee an extension.