The Softbank Hawks announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old Ariel Miranda (a final contract is pending a physical).
[UPDATE 7/18 @ 3:52pm]
The Hawks held a press conference for Miranda at YafuOku Dome on July 17. He was assigned the uniform number 19. According to media reports, Miranda agreed to a one-year deal (good for the rest of the current season) worth an estimated forty million yen.