The Yakult Swallows announced that they finalized salaries and contracts for five foreign players.
- Wladimir Balentien – one-year contract at four million US dollars (up one million US dollars)
- David Buchanan – second year of a two-year contract at 2.5 million US dollars (up 1.25 million US dollars)
- David Huff – one-year contract at 650,000 US dollars (down 650,000 US dollars)
- Scott McGough – one-year contract at 450,000 US dollars, uniform number 37
- Albert Suarez – one-year contract at 500,000 US dollars, uniform number 70
(Salaries are estimates)
Source: Yakult 12/25/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/25/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/25/2018, Sponichi 12/25/2018, Sports Hochi 12/25/2018, Daily Sports 12/25/2018, Daily Sports 12/25/2018