[11/14/2016] Yakult Swallows reach agreement with Dean Green

The Yakult Swallows announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old Dean Green. Has has been assigned the uniform number 40. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen plus incentives.

The Swallows released the following statement from Green:

I am a grateful and honored for the chance to play for a great team like the Yakult Swallows. The Swallows have history and I hope I can become a part of their future. I know the Swallows great fans and I look forward to the experience of being a part of the team. I also look forward to meeting my new teammates and hope I can become a part of a winning team.

Source: Yakult announcement, Nikkan Sports 11/14/2016, Sponichi 11/14/2016

[UPDATE 1/31 @ 10:58pm]

The Swallows held a press conference for Green today.

Source: Yakult 1/31/2017

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