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Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Posting Period Starts For Japanese Pitcher Tanaka

All 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.

12/26/2013

Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Potential Rangers Target Tanaka Wants To Pursue MLB Career

If 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.

12/17/2013

Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws the ball against the Netherlands during the fifth inning of the second-round Pool 1 game in the World Baseball Classic tournament at Tokyo Dome on March 12, 2013. (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

MLB, Japanese Baseball Reach New Posting Deal

Major 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.

12/17/2013

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