Ex-Mariner Pena heading to Japan
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP)
Former Major League Baseball outfielder Wily Mo Pena has signed a two-year contract with the Japan Series champion Softbank Hawks.
Pena, from the Dominican Republic, played for the Seattle Mariners this year then became a free agent at the end of the season.
Softbank announced the signing on its website on Friday.
The Pacific League's Hawks won this year's Japan Series, beating the Central League's Chunichi Dragons in seven games.