Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball announced a revised posting agreement on Monday, capping the “release fee” at $20 million. There have already been enough lost-in-translation moments in the Mashario Tanaka coverage. But if the Rakuten Golden Eagles make their 25-year-old ace available, they will spark a bidding war. The Cubs would likely have to spend north of $80 million for Tanaka due to the other teams interested.
Left-hander Wesley Wright and the Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,425,000.
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