The Yakult Swallows announced that they reached an agreement with Hayato Terahara. The Swallows see Terahara as someone that might be able to provide innings out of the bullpen. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated twenty-two million yen.
[UPDATE 12/10 @ 12:50pm]
Terahara was assigned the uniform number 35.