The Yakult Swallows announced on December 20 that they reached an agreement with thirty-three-year-old pitcher David Huff. He was assigned the uniform number 45. The Swallows are thinking about using Huff as a starter. They are also open to using him as a closer if their options struggle.
According to media reports, the two sides agreed on a one-year contract worth an estimated 1.3 million US dollars plus incentives.