BREAKING: Tanaka signs with the Yankees

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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.

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