NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Masahiro Tanaka apparently isn’t afraid of sky-high airfare.

The new Yankees pitcher from Japan, set to be introduced to the media Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, reportedly spent $195,000 to charter a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Tokyo to New York.

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The plane usually seats around 200 people, but Tanaka’s flight included just him, his wife, his wife’s poodle and three other people, breaking down to nearly $40,000 per person.

“It’s a (chartered) private jet,” Tanaka told reporters at Japan’s Narita Airport on Sunday, according to the New York Post. “It’s not something the Yankees have prepared.”

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Tanaka, 25, was one of the most highly sought-after free agents this offseason and signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees last month.

After Tuesday’s news conference, Tanaka will head to Tampa for training camp, which begins Saturday.

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