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With Yankees, Tanaka profiles as a No. 3 fantasy starter – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt probably comes as no surprise that star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will end up in the New York Yankees rotation. After posting an incredible 24-0 record and 1.27 ERA, and leading the Rakuten Golden Eagles to the Japan Series title last year, the …Looking ahead to next offseason’s free agent starting pitchersCBSSports.comYankees snag […]

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Tanaka free to come to MLB … for a very large fee – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comRelease the hounds … or the wallets. The Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to post right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, the hottest pitcher on the free-agent market, Jon Paul Morosi reported Tuesday night. All major league teams that bid the new $20 million …Japanese team reverses course, will post Masahiro TanakaUSA TODAYTanaka Mystery Now Has an Ending: […]

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Report: MLB’s new rule will cost MLB the best pitcher in Japan – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMasahiro Tanaka celebrates after winning the Japan Series. (PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUTJIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images). Earlier this week, Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league reached an agreement …Fate of Masahiro Tanaka and Yankees rotation up in the air as decision loomsNew York Daily NewsReports: Japanese team won’t allow […]