And the winner of the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes is…the New York Yankees!
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Tanaka agreed to sign a 7-year, $155 Million contract to join the Bronx Bombers. The deal includes an opt-out option after the fourth year.
So after much speculation, the Tanaka Sweepstakes is finally over. The Yankees have another pitcher, past 2014 looks a bit brighter…and Tanaka might have saved Brett Gardner from being a trade chip to another team.