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Rakuten Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka hurls the ball against a Yomiuri Giants on the way to win the Japan Series professional baseball championship at Sendai in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on November 3, 2013.
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On the day the New York Yankees lost Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, they struck back and agreed to sign outfielder Carlos Beltran to a three-year, $45 million deal, an official told USA TODAY Sports.
Feb 26, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Fans of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish practice choreographed cheers near the bullpen as he warms up on the field before the start of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Surprise Stadium.
Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's baseball future was thrown into flux Thursday when the president of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles told a newspaper that the team might not make the prized starter available to major league teams as a free agent this winter.
We haven't heard much in the way of buzz on the starting pitching market, probably because many of the likely power brokers are in a holding pattern waiting for a resolution on the Masahiro Tanaka situation, which Joel Sherman recaps here in the New York Post.
Lots of talk on Monday about the negotiations for the new Japanese/MLB posting system.
After a solid year with the Texas Rangers, veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski has reportedly agreed to terms with the Boston Red Sox on a one-year deal worth $8.25 million, as reported by ESPN's Buster Olney.
Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka can only sign with a major league team this offseason if a new posting system is agreed upon.
The Detroit Tigers, who saved nearly $80 million in their recent deals, utilized some of their newfound cash Tuesday by reaching a tentative agreement with free-agent closer Joe Nathan on a two-year contract, a person directly involved with the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports.
The Boston Red Sox made their first splash since winning the World Series by agreeing to a one-year contract with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierznyski, a Red Sox official confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
Ubaldo Jimenez was one of the best pitchers in baseball in 2010. Despite pitching in Colorado for the Rockies, Ubaldo ripped off a 19-8 record with a 2.88 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 214 Ks over 221.2 innings.
Showing up at Jay Z's house at 5 a.m. wasn't going to provide any Robinson Cano discounts for the Yankees general manager or anyone else - and the free agent market knows no holidays.