Yankees Sign Japanese Ace Masahiro Tanaka for $155M

Andrew Marchand, reporting for ESPN:

The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff would translate to the major leagues.

On Wednesday, before Tanaka has thrown a major league pitch, they confirmed their conviction by signing the 25-year-old starter to a seven-year, $155 million contract, his agent, Casey Close, confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

He’s going to look great in pinstripes.

β˜… Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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