(New York Daily News) The Yankees got the pitcher they desperately needed Wednesday, agreeing to a seven-year, $155-million contract with Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka, a move that probably makes them the winners of the baseball off-season and ends any chance they stay under the $189 million luxury tax payroll threshold.
The Yankees officially announced their newest pitcher Wednesday afternoon. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported the Yanks' big get.
"He wanted to be a Yankee," a baseball official familiar with the agreement said. The Yanks beat out the Dodgers and the Cubs for Tanaka, according to one source.
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