Diamondbacks lose out on Masahiro Tanaka, reportedly to sign with Yankees
The Arizona Diamondbacks' attempt at signing Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka is over.
According to reports, Tanaka will sign a seven-year, $155 million dollar deal with the New York Yankees.
The Diamondbacks were one of the final five teams in the running for Tanaka.
The D-backs reportedly made a six-year offer worth about $120 million during a meeting with Tanaka.
The 25-year-old right-hander was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA in 2013 with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.
The Yankees will also have to pay $20 million, as part of Major League Baseball's new international posting rules.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB insider - Wednesday April 23ESPN MLB insider Tim Kurkjian discusses what the D-backs need to do to turn things around.
- Kevin Towers, D-backs GM - Wednesday April 23What can be done to save the season?
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs manager - Tuesday April 22D-backs manager Kirk Gibson talks about the team's struggles.
- Bickley Blast - Monday April 21Dan goes off on the struggling D-backs.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB Insider - Thursday April 17Tim Kurkjian talks about the Diamondbacks' tough start to the season.
- Bickley Blast - Thursday April 17Bickley blasts Kevin Towers' philosophy and the need for an analytics GM.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President and CEO - Thursday April 17Is it too early to make a change?