Iwakuma has signed a contract with the Yomiuri Giants for the 2019 season, the Kyodo News reports.

Iwakuma pitched in the minors in the Seattle organization last season as he worked his way back from September 2017 shoulder surgery. Turning 37 during the 2019 season, he seems unlikely to return to MLB down the road. Iwakuma previously played in Japan for the Kintetsu Buffaloes (now Orix Buffaloes) and Rakuten Eagles.

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