Dodgers Sign Japanese Right-Handed Pitcher Numata

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LOS ANGELES ( — The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free agent Japanese right-hander Takumi Numata to a minor league contract.

Numata, 19, is a 2012 graduate of Ohgaki Nihon University High School, and had played for the Edion AIT OB Blits of the Japanese Industrial League between April and September of 2013.

Dodger scouts Isao O’Jimi and Pat Kelly signed the 6-foot-1, 188-pound Numata.

Numata is expected to report to Camelback Ranch in Arizona, where he will begin training with the Dodgers’ Instructional League team.

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