The Angels had a scout in Japan last week to watch Tanaka, who could cost the team a posting fee of $25 million, according to the paper.
The Dodgers have also scouted the Japanese right-handeder, a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Mark Saxon.
The Dodgers signed a 19-year-old Japanese prospect, Takumi Numata, to a minor league deal Monday. They likely scouted Tanaka while they were there.
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