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Igawa, Pettitte move closer to joining Yankees

Updated: December 19, 2006, 7:26 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Japanese pitcher Kei Igawa was scheduled to arrive in New York on Wednesday to have his physical for the New York Yankees.

Igawa's agent, Arn Tellem, and the Yankees have been working toward agreement on a $20 million, five-year contract. The sides are still negotiating the year-to-year breakdown of his salary and what performance bonuses will be included.

New York and Igawa have until Dec. 28 to finalize an agreement. The Yankees bid $26,000,194 for the 27-year-old ...

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