According to a report posted by Sponichi this morning, thirty-five-year-old Munenori Kawasaki is close to finalizing a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs that will be worth 900,000 US dollars if he makes the MLB roster. The agreement also apparently includes an invite to spring training.
Source: Sponichi 1/4/2017
[UPDATE 1/6 @ 11:42pm]
The Softbank Hawks are planning to continue keeping tabs on Kawasaki. They would like him to return to the organization when he is ready to come back to Japan.
Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2017