Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

Masahiro Tanaka rumors: Star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka prepares to meet with teams

See also

Masahiro Tanaka rumors have taken a big step forward. In the latest Masahiro Tanaka rumors, the star pitcher from Japan is ready to start meeting with Major League Baseball teams. According to a report from ESPN on Thursday (Jan. 9), he is now scheduled to meet with teams over the next several days. This means that a decision could soon follow.

Yasiel Puig Arrested Again!

The magic date on the calendar is Jan. 24, which is the day that a contract has to be in place for the much sought-after starting pitcher to play during the 2014 MLB season. An official has estimated that more than one-third of all teams are interested in signing the Japanese star, but not quite as many that are willing to pay the expensive contract that is surely coming.

Depending on which baseball analyst a fan decides to listen to, the LA Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Seattle Mariners are all considered "favorites" when it comes to negotiating with him. It's not really clear how much truth is coming from these recent Masahiro Tanaka rumors, though, especially with so many different teams trying to entice him.

It looks like within the next week that Tanaka could have an idea of which team he will want to play for and that soon after that he could be making an announcement with his agent. As team meetings start to take place, though, even more rumors are going to come out that link him to various teams.

More Baseball News:

2014 Hall Of Fame Vote

Brett Gardner Trade?

Robinson Cano Changes Number

Prince Fielder Traded To Rangers

Brandon Phillips Trade Possible?

Advertisement

Sports

  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Video
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Brees gets tested
    Saints Drew Brees says he has 10 years left in NFL, immediately gets drug tested
    NFL News
  • Bryan subdues burglar
    Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan holds down burglar with submission move
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court