MLB International News

Padres nearing deal with Odrisamer Despaigne

Imprisoned saga deer.

Korean righty Suk-min Yoon could sign soon

Yoon, 27, is currently talking with two clubs. Since he's an outright free agent, no posting fee applies.

Odrisamer Despaigne cleared to sign with MLB teams

Now that all the paperwork is done, the Cuban righty is free to sign an MLB contract.

MLB worried over donation from Tanaka to Rakuten

Rakuten isn't happy with the new posting system and they might be looking for a way around its posting fee cap.

Beyond Tanaka: Other top int'l FAs to watch

Players who are not Masahiro Tanaka are also out there on the international free agent market.

Who is most affected by Tanaka's posting?

The initial drama is over; Masahiro Tanaka is coming to America. We look at who is most affected by his posting.

The Posting Price is Right

With a new cap on posting fees in place, every team in baseball might as well place a bid.

New posting system holds hidden dangers for MLB

MLB rushed a new posting system into place to stop another $50 million-plus fee, but they might have bigger problems down the road.

Tanaka will not be posted

The diminished posting fee is the central reason Tanaka will not be posted this winter, but pride may also be a factor.

Japanese SP Kenta Maeda could be posted

While uncertainty still surrounds Masahiro Tanaka, another top NPB pitcher could be headed to America.


Tanaka posting still on hold

Tanaka will be the best pitcher on the market this winter if he is posted, but no one knows if that will happen this winter.

NPB will accept new posting system offer

An agreement on a new posting system allowing for a more open market for NPB players is nearing completion.

MLB and NPB closing in on new posting system deal

Negotiations over a new posting system for Nippon Professional Baseball Players heading to MLB are drawing to a close.

Masahiro Tanaka update: posting system "in limbo"

MLB and the Nippon Professional Baseball league of Japan are still negotiating changes to the posting system, leaving possible international signings on hold.

Top Cuban Shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena defects

Another elite defensive shortstop out of Cuba may be headed to America.

Dodgers, Guerrero halt negotiations

Cuban middle infielder Alexander Guerrero's $32 million deal with the Dodgers has fallen through, opening up the market for the highly touted second baseman.

Yankees heavily scouting Japanese ace Tanaka

The Yankees are sending scouts to see many of Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka's starts.

Phillies agreement with Gonzalez may fall through

After signing the Cuban righty two weeks ago, the Phillies' agreement with Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez may fall through.

Cuban sensation expects to sign next week

The 6'3, hard-throwing Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez expects to sign a contract next week in the range of five-years and $60 million.

Manny Ramirez Taiwan bound

Manny being Manny is coming to Taiwan as former major league star, Manny Ramirez, signs with the EDA Rhinos.

A's sign pair of international free agents

The Athletics have signed a pair of international free agents.

O's Urrutia finally stateside

At long last the Cuban outfielder got his visa paperwork straightened out, allowing Urrutia to finally make his way to the States. Urrutia arrived in Florida Wednesday night.

Who's headed to Asia? (POLL)

A breakdown of the MLBers attempting to restart their careers in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan this season.

Diaz age probe ongoing

The Cuban infielder's listed age is still being being called into question by MLB's investigators.

Burres headed to Taiwan

The left-hander will join the Lamigo Monkeys for the 2013 season.

Okajima primed for MLB return

The veteran southpaw has been granted his release by the NPB's SoftBank Hawks, which will give Okajima an easier time negotiating his return to Major League Baseball.

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