Found December 07, 2011 on
The Yankees have won the rights to negotiate with Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Wednesday.

Yankees Contacted the Mets About Niese

Upon first hearing about Niese's availability, I was cautiously optimistic that the Yankees would, at the very least, inquire about the young lefty. While Niese may not offer the upside of Gio Gonzalez or the experience of John Danks, I believe that he is not too far removed from either, and is quite likely to come at the most reasonable cost.For those of you unfamiliar with...

Yankees win right to negotiate with Japanese SS

Wanting to add a backup infielder following injuries to Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez last season, the New York Yankees won negotiating rights to shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima of the Seibu Lions in Japan's Pacific League. Major League Baseball announced Wednesday the Yankees had the highest bid in the posting process. New York has 30 days to reach an agreement with Nakajima and...

Report: Yankees win bid for SS Nakajima

The New York Yankees have reportedly won a bid for Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima.Terms of the bid have not been made available. Several major-league teams were interested in Nakajima, a veteran infielder with the Seibu Lions.New York now has a 30-day window of exclusivity to work out a contract with the 29-year-old.Nakajima hit .297 with 16 home runs and 100 RBIs for the Lions...

Kuroda Open To East Coast

Interesting... The money is a lot for a middle of the rotation guy, but signing Kuroda makes some sense if the Yankees are going to avoid some of the higher priced talent out there. They won't be locked into a long-term deal, he's coming of the best of his four big league seasons, and has thrown right around 200 innings for two straight years. What do you guys think?

Cashman content to remain quiet in Dallas

It may seem like some sort of bizarro baseball universe to watch the Yankees sitting on the sidelines while the Marlins chase all the splashy moves, but the developments aren't shocking to Brian Cashman.

Goodbye A.J.?

Could this be the end of the A.J. Burnett saga? Numerous sources have reported that Brian Cashman and the Yankees would consider finally shipping off Burnett, even offering to pay $8 million of the $33 million remaining on the final two seasons of his contract. Burnett does have a limited trade clause making the teams interested in him vary.If Burnett goes, this will open a spot...

Yankees Bid On Hiroyuki Nakajima

The Yankees submitted a posting bid on Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima with an eye on using him in a utility role, tweets David Waldstein.  One person believes the Yankees won the bid, but Waldstein has not yet confirmed that.  The Seibu Lions should announce the winning bidder today.

Yankees win negotiating rights for Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima

If signed, shortstop could fill bench role behind Derek Jeter

Yankees Win Right to Negotiate With Japanese Shortstop

The Yankees won the posting bid for the 29-year-old Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima, three baseball officials said.
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