Report: Rakuten will not allow Masahiro Tanaka to come to U.S.

Report: Rakuten will not allow Masahiro Tanaka to come to U.S.
December 19, 2013, 9:45 am
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Masahiro Tanaka is coming off a 24-0 season in which he posted a 1.27 ERA and 183/32 K/BB in 212 innings. (AP)

Big news from Japan this morning. The New York Times passes along reports from Japan that the Rakuten Golden Eagles will not post Masahiro Tanaka.

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Rather, as reported last night, they are going to offer him a contract in the neighborhood of $8 million and force him to stay in Japan.

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