MLB chief believes teams will follow rules over Otani

/ Sep 21, 2017

MLB chief believes teams will follow rules over Otani

With Shohei Otani considering a jump to a Major League Baseball team, commissioner Rob Manfred said he believes it will be hard for teams to circumvent existing contract rules in pursuit of the coveted two-way player. Otani's situation was among several issues, including pace of ...

May 19, 2017

MLB wants to change posting system

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday he would like revisions made to the posting system agreement for Japanese players that the league has with Nippon Professional Baseball by this offseason. Under the current posting system which has been in place since 2013, any ...

NPB formally approves new posting system

Dec 16, 2013

NPB formally approves new posting system

Nippon Professional Baseball formally agreed on the terms of a new posting system with Major League Baseball on Monday. NPB's executive committee met and signed off on an agreement that both sides had agreed to in principle. The new rules will be in force after ...

MLB, NPB reach basic agreement on posting system

Dec 5, 2013

MLB, NPB reach basic agreement on posting system

Nippon Professional Baseball and Major League Baseball have reached a basic agreement on a new posting system, sources said Thursday. It is thought that an agreement has been reached after MLB requested a posting fee cap of $20 million. The move will be formalized once ...

Japanese players association accepts new posting system agreement

Nov 14, 2013

Japanese players association accepts new posting system agreement

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 ...