L.A. teams scout Masahiro Tanaka

Updated: September 17, 2013, 7:02 PM ET
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The Los Angeles Angels recently scouted Masahiro Tanaka and are considering a pursuit of the undefeated Japanese pitcher this offseason, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Angels had a scout in Japan last week to watch Tanaka, who could cost the team a posting fee of $25 million, according to the paper.

The Dodgers have also scouted the Japanese right-handeder, a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com's Mark Saxon.

The Dodgers signed a 19-year-old Japanese prospect, Takumi Numata, ...

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