Reports: Japan Ace Will Cost Big Bucks; Yanks Opening Their Checkbook

Reports: Japan Ace Will Cost Big Bucks; Yanks Opening Their Checkbook

Via Fox Sports:

Updated DEC 28, 2013 2:30a ET

Signing Masahiro Tanaka will be an expensive endeavor.

Tanaka, who officially has been posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan'€™s Nippon Professional Baseball, is expected to cost a minimum of $17 million per year, according to USA Today'€™s Bob Nightengale.

The 30-day posting period for Tanaka began Thursday. Any major-league team can negotiate a contract with Tanaka as long as it'€™s willing to pay the Eagles a $20 million fee on top of whatever it agrees to pay the Japanese pitcher. It'€™s been speculated that Tanaka could earn a contract in excess of...

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