Decision on Tanaka may come soon

MLB teams may know sometime this week whether the Rakuten Golden Eagles will make prized right-hander Masahiro Tanaka available via the posting system.

Baseball America’s Ben Badler reported that a decision — which has drawn the attention of the baseball community the last few weeks — could come Tuesday or Wednesday.

Badler says Tanaka is currently away making appearances in Tokyo, but should hear from the Eagles in their next meeting when he will be posted. It’s expected to come by Christmas Day.

The deadline for the team to make the decision is Feb. 1.

–Joey Nowak

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