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Masahiro Tanaka (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees Are Prepared To Go The Extra Mile To Land Tanaka

Yankees beat reporter Sweeny Murti was a guest on WFAN with Jody McDonald on Thursday and said the Bombers have been waiting for this opportunity for some time and plan on sealing the deal.

12/26/2013

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Posting Period For Japanese Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka Is Underway

If Tanaka and a major-league team come to terms, that franchise is required to pay his Japanese club, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, a posting fee, now capped at $20 million.

12/26/2013

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Paying Attention Yankees? Japanese Star Tanaka Wants A Shot In The Bigs

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn’t want to let him go.

12/17/2013

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

MLB, Nippon Professional Baseball Finalize New Posting System

Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have finalized a new posting system that caps the fee for players at $20 million, a deal that may lead to star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka going on the market.

12/17/2013

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

No Decision On Posting For Japanese Ace Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees are among the team interested in Tanaka, who was a Japan League record 24-0 in the regular season. He then closed out Game 7 as the Eagles won the Japan Series.

12/11/2013

Ichiro Suzuki of the New York Yankees celebrates with his teammates after he connects on his second solo home run against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Ichiro Has Found His Stage At Yankee Stadium

The ultimate showman from Japan-slash-Seattle and the Beatles of baseball. It’s as if Jimi Hendrix picked up his guitar and suddenly joined “The Fab Four.”

08/20/2012

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Hartnett: New Year, Same Yankees Not Necessarily A Bad Thing

Some Yankees fans have expressed outrage, but Brian Cashman has kept the organization’s best interests at heart by waiting for the right deal.

WFAN–01/05/2012

TOKYO - MARCH 07:  Infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima #6 of Japan celebrates scoring with teammate Yoshiyuki Kamei #35 after Outfielder Seiichi Uchikawa's two-run single in the top of the first inning during the World Baseball Classic Tokyo Round match  between Japan and South Korea at Tokyo Dome on March 7, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Yankees Win Hiroyuki Nakajima Bidding

According to WFAN’s Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees won exclusive rights to sign Japanese All-Star shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima. The Yankees now have a 30-day window to complete the signing process.

WFAN–12/07/2011