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Tanaka keeps quiet about contract negotiations

Kyodo

With the deadline for him to sign a deal with a major league club looming, Masahiro Tanaka worked out in the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ indoor practice facility on Tuesday and said nothing about his potential destination.

The pitcher, who has been practicing with a major league ball in recent days, looked relaxed as he ran sprints but was mum about the status of his contract negotiations.

Under the terms of the current posting agreement, the Eagles ace will need to sign a deal with a major league club by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday or return to Rakuten for next season.