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[12/30/2013] Masahiro Tanaka, Norichika Aoki

by on Dec.31, 2013 @ 12:08 am, under MLB

Updates on Masahiro Tanaka from Monday, December 30, 2013:

According to reports by Sponichi and Sanspo, Major League Baseball sent the Rakuten Eagles a letter asking for clarification and written assurances that they will not be involved in any under-the-table financial transactions connected to Tanaka's posting.

Source: Sponichi 12/30/2013, Sanspo 12/30/2013


Teams that might be interested:

Minnesota Twins, according to a tweet by ESPN's Darren Wolfson. [Tweet 12/29/2013 via Nikkan Sports 12/30/2013]

The Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly reached out to Casey Close. [Arizona Sports 12/27/2013 via Sponichi 12/30/2013]


In other MLB-related news...

A bat Norichika Aoki used to collect about thirty hits this season was went for 100,000 yen during a charity auction in Miyazaki on Sunday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/30/2013