Japan Baseball Tanaka Yankees

January 23, 2014 - 4:34 AM
Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka speaks during a press conference at the Rakuten Eagles' stadium in Sendai, northeastern Japan, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Tanaka said he chose to play for the New York Yankees because they appreciated him the most. Speaking after agreeing a $155 million, seven-year deal with the Yankees, Tanaka said "they gave me the highest evaluation and are a world-famous team." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)