The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on December 15 that they reached an agreement with twenty-six-year-old Oswaldo Arcia. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 130 million yen plus incentives.
The Fighters released the following statement from Arcia:
My family and I are happy about my signing with the Fighters. I am a little nervous about playing in a country that I have never been to, but after hearing position things from the Fighters scout, I am excited. I am really looking forward to putting on the Fighters uniform. I will first get ready for spring camp so that I can make sure I am ready to use my power during scoring opportunities.