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Junichi Tazawa

Posted by Mike on November 24, 2008

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Per NPB Tracker:

Sanspo is reporting that Red Sox VP for international scouting Craig Shipley spent 1 hour 50 minutes negotiating with Junichi Tawaza, resulting in a $6M contract offer. No word on whether it’s a major league deal or not.

More from NPB:

Sponichi has published a detailed account of the contract Boston offered to Junichi Tazawa. The article also quotes  ”They want me to come over, and I understand how I can develop. I feel like it’s a good team”. Nikkan Sports is reporting that Tazawa has already decided on the Red Sox, and says that he’ll be able to officially sign at the beginning of December.

Some highlights:

  • 3 year, $3M contract (that’s $1M/year)
  • Major League contract
  • start off at class AA
  • remain a starter
  • personal translator
The dollar figure is a little surprising — there were numerous reports of a $6M offer earlier in the day. Maybe there is a bonus or incentive package that was left off of this report. We’ll learn more over the next couple days.

For a scouting report on Junichi Tazawa click here

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