The Seibu Lions announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-six-year-old pitcher Frank Garces. He was assigned the uniform number 59.
The Lions released the following comment from Garces:
I am happy to be a part of the Saitama Seibu Lions. I promise to do my best to help the team win. I look forward to meeting my new teammates and the fans.
According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated sixty million yen plus incentives.
[UPDATE 1/30 @ 9:10pm]
The Lions held a press conference for Garces today.
Source: Seibu announcement