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Yanks, Hiroyuki Nakajima don't agree

Updated: January 5, 2012, 3:08 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

As expected, the New York Yankees struck out in their pursuit of Hiroyuki Nakajima, announcing on Thursday that they had failed to reach an agreement with the 29-year-old Japanese shortstop whom they had won the bidding rights to with a $2 million posting fee.

"We unfortunately could not come to an agreement with Hiroyuki," general manager Brian Cashman said in a statement released by the club. "We wish him the best of luck during the upcoming 2012 season."

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