The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they signed Brian Wolfe and Micah Hoffpauir to contracts for the 2013 season. They also announced that Terrmel Sledge will not be returning next year.
The following comments from Wolfe and Hoffpauir were posted by the Fighters:
Wolfe: My love for team, Hokkaido, and the fans have grown strong after spending three years with the Fighters. My family is happy they will be able to come back here again. I want to always do my best in front of the fans in Hokkaido and all across Japan. I will prepare myself for winning the Nippon Series next year by working hard once I return home.
Hoffpauir: I am happy that I will be able to return as a member of the Fighters in 2013 and fight to win with my teammates and the fans. While we were able to win the pennant, we unfortunately failed to win a Nippon Series. Next season, I will prepared to use all my abilities to in order to win a Nippon Series. I look forward to the continued support.
Source: official announcement
UPDATE @ 9:01pm - According to Sports Hochi, Wolfe signed a deal worth 105M yen (up 18M yen) and Hoffpauir 68M yen (up 5M yen). Source: Sponichi Hochi 10/5/2012