All Hokkaido Fighters News will appear here, a news conference has been scheduled tomorrow to announce some exciting news for the Fighters. In a slightly smaller bit of newsThe Japan Times Reports Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have agreed to terms on a Minor-League deal with a Major League option with 3B Tsurayuki Tsukamoto, Tsukamoto is from the town of Hiroshima is 28 years old and played 4 years as a professional, he fills a need for depth for the Fighters and by all indications will be used as a utility man as he can play all 4 positions on the infield and is extremely solid defensively. Manager Uchiyama had this to say "Tsukamoto will be given a chance to earn a spot on this team. Nothing is given for the Fighters. You earn your way on this team. We think he can be productive either at AAA or here. We look forward to see what he can do." Terms of the deal were not initially disclosed, but later were discovered to be a 1 year deal worth $150,000. If Tsukamoto is not promoted in the first 30 days of the season he can become a free agent if he so wishes.