The Yakult Swallows announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-five-year-old pitcher Jason Urquidez. He was assigned the uniform number 61. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth 150,000 US dollars plus incentives.
Urquidez is in the process of getting a work visa. He could arrive in Japan some time next week.
[UPDATE 6/29 @ 10:24pm]
The Swallows held a press conference for Urquidez today. He was assigned the uniform number 61.
Source: Yakult 6/29/2018
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Sports Hochi is reporting that the Yakult Swallows are looking to add Jason Urquidez to their pitching staff and may have already reached an agreement with the thirty-five-year-old.
The Swallows have five foreign players on their seventy-man roster: pitchers David Buchanan, Matt Carasiti, Dave Huff, Jordan Armengot, and outfielder Wladimir Balentien. Armengot is currently in the United States for a second opinion on an injury. Adding another arm would give the Swallows a little more room to breath.
Source: Sports Hochi 6/10/2018
(additional sources: Nikkan Sports 6/11/2018)0 Comments