The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they finalized their contract with thirty-one-year-old pitcher Marcos Mateo. The two sides reached an agreement on December 22, 2015, but had to wait for him to formally become available. The Tigers see Mateo as an option to replace Seung-Hwan Oh at closer.
[UPDATE @ 10:55pm]
According to Daily Sports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated seventy-five million yen and the uniform number 38.
Source: Daily Sports 1/7/2016