Pitcher Brad Penny has signed with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball, according to the team's website (Japanese link). Penny's deal is for one-year, $3MM with performance bonuses, according to a report from the Yomiuri Shimbun passed along by Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker.
ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick recently reported that Penny was weighing an opportunity with the Hawks. The 33-year-old posted a 5.30 ERA with 3.7 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 31 starst for the Tigers last season.
"Weighing an opportunity," get it?