The Chiba Lotte Marines announced Friday they had accepted the bid for the 26-year-old Nishioka.
If no agreement is reached, the Marines will not receive the fee.
The deadline for bids was Wednesday.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
TOKYO (AP) _ Tsuyoshi Nishioka has moved a step closer to playing Major League Baseball after his Japanese team said it accepted a bid for the 26-year-old infielder.
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced Friday that a team from the U.S. major leagues has bid for the negotiating rights to Nishioka. Lotte was notified of the highest bidder following Wednesday’s deadline. The team and the amount of the bid were not disclosed.
The winning bidder has 30 days to work out a deal with Nishioka. If no agreement is reached, the Marines will not receive the fee.
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