One year, $1 million for closer role
CHICAGO -- Shingo Takatsu, Japan's career saves leader, has agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, The Associated Press learned Wednesday.
The deal, which includes a team option for 2005, is expected to be announced Friday, a baseball source said on condition of anonymity. The agreement is contingent on Takatsu passing a physical, the source said.
Takatsu was traveling Wednesday to Chicago, a baseball official said, also on the condition of anonymity.
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