The Softbank Hawks announced that they added Ikusei pitcher Kotaro Otake to their seventy-man roster on July 29. His uniform number will change from 133 to 10. According to media reports, Otake’s new contract is worth an estimated six million yen.
Otake went 8-0 with a save in twenty-two appearances. He recorded a 1.87 ERA over 57.2 innings of work.