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Latest on Japanese phenom Shohei Otani

The 18-year-old Japanese pitcher who hits 99-100 mph, Shohei Otani, was drafted by the Nippon Ham Fighters in the NPB draft this week which was only slightly unexpected after he declared his intent to pitch in America next year. This only slightly changes things, but it does help the Yankees out if only a little bit. The ...

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Japanese report has Yankees interested in Shohei Otani

There is a 6-foot-4 Japanese right handed pitcher that throws a fastball in the 99-100 mph range that is interested in coming to pitch in America and one Japanese report has the Yankees among the teams "leading the chase" to sign him, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News. You might not have heard ...

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