The Yomiuri Giants have acquired the services of outfielder Damon Hollins, who played for the Tampa Bay Devils Rays this past season.
The Central League club said the 32-year-old Hollins has agreed to a one-year deal carrying an annual salary of $1 million (about 119 million yen). He is scheduled to arrive in Japan at the end of January.
Hollins hit 15 home runs with 33 RBIs in 121 games with the Devil Rays in 2006. Yomiuri manager Tatsunori Hara said he hopes to use Hollins in the No. 5 spot.