LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today signed free agent Japanese right-handed pitcher Takumi Numata to a minor league contract.

 

Numata, 19, graduated from Ohgaki Nihon University High School in 2012 and played for the Edion AIT OB Blits of the Japanese Industrial League from April-September 2013. The 6-foot-1, 188-pounder from Nagoya, Aichi, Japan was signed by Dodger scouts Isao O'Jimi and Pat Kelly.

 

Numata is expected to report to Camelback Ranch - Glendale, where he will work out with the Dodgers' Instructional League team.