Nippon Professional Baseball

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.
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