MLB Hopes For New Japan Posting Deal By Early DecemberMajor League Baseball hopes to reach a new agreement on a posting system with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams.
Manfred Wants Changes In MLB Agreement With JapanThe MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball agreed to a posting system in December 1998, in which Japanese clubs can make available players over which they have control.
Posting Period Starts For Japanese Pitcher TanakaAll 30 major league teams have been notified that the 30-day period to sign the star 25-year-old right-hander began at 8 a.m. EST Thursday.
Potential Rangers Target Tanaka Wants To Pursue MLB CareerIf the Texas Rangers have interest in Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, the biggest threat to their pursuit of the right-hander might not be another American team.
MLB, Japanese Baseball Reach New Posting DealMajor League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have finalized a new posting system that caps the fee for players at $20 million, a deal that may lead to star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka going on the market.