Masahiro Tanaka has ended the intense debate about who he will sign with by agreeing to play with the New York Yankees.
The right handed pitcher has signed a $155million deal with the Yankees for the next seven years.
The deal also includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year.
Tanaka, 25, was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA and 183 strikeouts in 212 innings last season for the Rakuten Golden Eagles. In his seven-year career in Nippon Professional Baseball, Tanaka was 99-35 with a 2.30 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.
As part of the new posting system, the Yankees also owe the Golden Eagles a $20 million posting fee.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, was the first man to break the news.
This is a real signal of intention from the Yankees, who had to do something to change their fortunes after a terrible season last year where they failed to make the playoffs.