FUKUOKA, Japan -- The Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League have signed former major league pitcher Brad Penny to a one-year contract.
Softbank announced the signing of free agent Penny on its website Sunday.
The 33-year-old right-hander is expected to arrive in Japan on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Penny went 11-11 last season for the Detroit Tigers with a 5.30 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 31 games. Penny has a 119-99 record and a 4.23 ERA over a 12-year major league career that included stints with the Florida Marlins, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox, the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals.St. Louis Cardinals