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Japan champs to sign Kevin Youkilis

Updated: December 20, 2013, 8:11 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Kevin Youkilis has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan for the 2014 season, his agent confirmed Friday.

Youkilis will have a $4 million base salary and can earn $1 million in bonuses -- including some based on walks, a provision not allowed in major league contracts.

"He's looking at this as a terrific life experience for his family," agent Joe Bick said. "There were a number of opportunities and inquiries and conversations that took ...

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