The free-agent market has been moving slowly for everyone but relievers this offseason, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have gone overseas to add to their bullpen. According to the Arizona Republic, the D-Backs have agreed to a two-year contract with Orix Buffaloes closer Yoshihisa Hirano. The team has not yet announced the signing. Hirano, 34 in March, was a true free agent this offseason. He accrued enough service time with Orix to qualify for international free agency and did not need to be posted like fellow Japanese star Shohei Ohtani. This past season the right-handed Hirano saved 29 games and pitched to a 2.67 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings.
D-Backs reportedly agree to sign Japanese reliever Yoshihisa Hirano
CBS Sports | Dec 22