- - http://www.sportstalkflorida.com -
Posting Period For Masahiro Tanaka Begins
Posted By Sports Talk Florida On December 26, 2013 @ 10:38 AM In MLB,News and Rumors | No Comments
NEW YORK (AP) — The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun.
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, according to Major League Baseball spokesman Michael Teevan. Clubs have until 5 p.m. on Jan. 24 to attempt to reach an agreement with the ace.
If Tanaka and a major league team come to terms, that franchise is required to pay his Japanese club, the Rakuten Eagles, a posting fee, now capped at $20 million under the new deal between MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball.
Tanaka went 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA with the Eagles during the regular season.
He will be represented by Excel Sports Management during the process.
Source: Associated PressPosting Period For Masahiro Tanaka Begins by Sports Talk Florida
Article printed from : http://www.sportstalkflorida.com
URL to article: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/posting-period-for-masahiro-tanaka-begins/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Masahiro-Tanaka.jpg
Copyright © 2011 ESPN Florida. All rights reserved.