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Yankees, Mariners first to sign Chinese players

Updated: June 21, 2007, 2:59 PM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- The New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners have each signed two Chinese players, and there may be more to come.

The Yankees signed two 19-year-old players Monday -- left-handed pitcher Kai Liu and catcher Zhenwang Zhang. On Wednesday, the Mariners added catcher Wei Wang and infielder-outfielder Yu Bingjia.

All four signed minor league contracts, becoming the first players from China to join major league organizations.

"I think more will be signing but ...

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