Good news Red Sox fans, it looks like Japanese pitcher Junichi Tazawa has agreed to sign a three year contract with the Boston Red Sox. Tazawa is a 22 year old right handed pitcher who asked not to be drafted in Japan’s draft because he wanted to come to the United States to play baseball.
Tazawa will be in Boston this week to take a physical and if that passes he is expected to sign a three year contract and begin in the minor leagues. Even though he is expected to begin in the minors after signing the three year deal, Tazawa will be the property of the Red Sox for six years before he can actually become a free agent.
He turned down contract offers from the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and Atlanta Braves in favor of the Sox.
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