Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka reach seven-year deal worth $155 million


The New York Yankees were expected to go after Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and on Wednesday they landed him.

Tanaka will get $155 million over a seven-year deal from the Yankees. The deal also includes an opt out clause after the fourth-year.

Other teams who were known to be seeking the 27-year-old right hander included the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels.

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