The Hanshin Tigers announced on November 6 that they signed twenty-one-year old left-handed pitcher Yen-Ching Lu. The Tigers are set to hold a press conference in Nishinomiya on November 7.
[UPDATE 11/7 @ 4:03pm]
The Tigers held a press conference for Lu today. He is scheduled to join Ni-gun practices at Naruohama on November 8.
[UPDATE 11/7 @ 11:26pm]
According to media reports, Lu agreed to a multi-year contract that will be worth an estimated eight million yen next year.
[UPDATE 11/8 @ 4:35pm]
Lu moved into the team dormitory after his press conference yesterday. He joined Ni-gun practices at Naruohama today.
[UPDATE 12/5 @ 2:48pm]
Lu was assigned the uniform number 26.
Source: Hanshin 12/4/2017