(Tokyo) Former New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka signed a two-year contract with his former club, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League in Japan.
The Eagles confirmed the deal without giving financial details. Local media report that Tanaka earns nearly US $ 9 million annually.
Tanaka played for this formation until 2013, when he signed a seven-year pact with the Yankees, with whom he compiled a 78-46 record.
The Japanese teams’ training camps open next week. Japanese professional leagues were able to accommodate a limited number of spectators in 2020. A full schedule is currently planned.
Japan, which has a population of 126 million, has just over 5,000 deaths from COVID-19. He has witnessed an increase in cases lately, particularly in Tokyo and Osaka.