P Kaz Ishii, who proved to be a Mets project beyond Rick Peterson’s expertise last season in compiling a 3-9 record, has signed a two year deal with the Central League’s Yakult Swallows.

The Boston Globe’s Chris Snow while reporting on Bronson Arroyo’s contract extension, mentions the Red Sox and Indians are still discussing a swap of Coco Crisp and Andy Marte.