Igawa, Yankees complete five-year, $20 million deal
NEW YORK -- As the Yankees kept talking about trading Randy Johnson, they finalized their $20 million, five-year contract with Japanese pitcher Kei Igawa on Wednesday.
The Yankees had until Thursday to complete an agreement with Igawa after bidding $26,000,194 last month for the right to negotiate with him. The left-hander went 14-9 with a 2.97 ERA and 194 strikeouts for the Hanshin Tigers last season.
New York must pay the bid fee to the Tigers by Jan. 4.
Igawa, 27, figures ...
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