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Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka speaks during a press conference at the Rakuten Eagles' stadium in Sendai, northeastern Japan, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. The 25-year-old right-hander said he chose to play for the New York Yankees because they appreciated him the most. Speaking after agreeing a $155 million, seven-year deal with the Yankees, Tanaka said "they gave me the highest evaluation and are a world-famous team." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka speaks during a press conference at the Rakuten Eagles' stadium in Sendai, northeastern Japan, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. The 25-year-old right-hander said he chose to play for the New York Yankees because they appreciated him the most. Speaking after agreeing a $155 million, seven-year deal with the Yankees, Tanaka said "they gave me the highest evaluation and are a world-famous team." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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