Masahiro Tanaka to the Yankees for 7 Years, $155 Million

By Jason McIntyre

Masahiro Tanaka is a New York Yankee.

Tanaka, the coveted 25-year old Japanese righty who was a staggering 24-0 last year in the Japanese Pacific League, has agreed to a 7-year, $155 deal according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. There’s an opt-out after the 4th season.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone – when the best foreign stars become available, of course the Yankees are going to back up the Brinks. After missing the postseason in 2013, of course the Yankees were going to go all out to bolster their meek rotation.

Yankee fans surely hope he’s more Hideki Matsui and less Kei Igawa.

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