The Yakult Swallows officially announced today that they reached agreements with the following two foreign players for the 2018 season:
According to Sports Hochi, the Swallows signed Balentien to a one-year deal and Buchanan to a two-year deal. Buchanan’s second year will be worth 2,000,000 US dollars. Both contracts also have performance bonuses.
(Salaries are estimates)
[UPDATE 11/30 @ 2:43pm]
Balentien’s contract apparently includes a clause that allows the Swallows to fine him if he is fined or suspended by the NPB (for ejections).