Twenty-five-year-old Yosuke Shimabukuro agreed to an Ikusei contract with the Softbank Hawks. His salary will be an estimated 7.5 million yen and his uniform number will change from 39 to 143.
Shimabukuro had surgery to clean out his left elbow earlier this year in August that will require three to four months for a full recovery.
[UPDATE 11/29 @ 1:53am]
The Hawks made an official announcement about the agreement on November 28.
Source: Softbank 11/28/2017