The Yomiuri Giants are reportedly close to signing twenty-three-year-old Carlos Perez to a one-year Ikusei contract. An announcement of a deal is expected soon. Perez is currently a member of the BC League's Fukushima Hopes.
[UPDATE @ 7:08pm]
The Giants announced today that they signed Perez to a one-year Ikusei contract worth an estimated five million yen. He was assigned the uniform number 003. He is scheduled to report to Ni-gun on September 17.