The Yakult Swallows announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old Dean Green. Has has been assigned the uniform number 40. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen plus incentives.
The Swallows released the following statement from Green:
I am a grateful and honored for the chance to play for a great team like the Yakult Swallows. The Swallows have history and I hope I can become a part of their future. I know the Swallows great fans and I look forward to the experience of being a part of the team. I also look forward to meeting my new teammates and hope I can become a part of a winning team.
[UPDATE 1/31 @ 10:58pm]
The Swallows held a press conference for Green today.
Source: Yakult 1/31/2017