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Masahiro Tanaka to be posted

Updated: December 26, 2013, 8:42 AM ET
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Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is on schedule to move to Major League Baseball next season after his Japanese team, the Rakuten Eagles, announced Wednesday it was prepared to let him leave, reversing its earlier rejection.

Rakuten Eagles president Yozo Tachibana said during a news conference that the team has decided to release Tanaka through the posting system, paving the way for his departure. Tachibana said Tanaka's outstanding performance over the past seven years, including this season, meant ...

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