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The Japanese baseball players association has accepted revisions to the current posting system that allows Japanese players ineligible for free agency to move to the majors, limited to a period of two years, Toru Matsubara, executive director of the association, said Thursday.

The formal agreement makes it possible for Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles ace Masahiro Tanaka, the two-time Sawamura Award winner who went a perfect 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA during the regular season for the Japan Series champions, to move to the major leagues under the system this offseason.

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