While it's not much of a response to the last 24hrs it is a good move, Igarashi is a strong candidate to fill the set-up role. He has a three pitch repertoire and 51 career saves. Generally the league is at least a year behind Japanese relievers, as long as his stuff is decent he should have a very good 2010.
Last season Igarashi was 3-2 with a 3.19 earned run average in 56 games. Other than 2004, when he had 37 saves and a 2.66 E.R.A., he has not been the Swallows’ primary closer, but he has excelled in the set-up role. source NY Times