In December, The Golden Eagles announced that Japanese right-handed pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka would be available in free agency this month.

The 25 year-old pitcher is rated to be the best Japanese prospect since Daisuke Matsuzaka and the New York Yankees are among a number of teams interested.

Tanaka has recorded 1,238 strikeouts and a ERA of 2.30 during his professional career in Japan.

Tanaka’s deadline is set for January 24th and with that date fast approaching we look at the other hot free agents available this month…

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