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Report: Japanese pitcher Tazawa agrees to three-year deal with Red Sox

Updated: December 1, 2008, 10:55 AM ET
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Japanese pitcher Junichi Tazawa agreed to a three-year contract with the Boston Red Sox after rejecting offers from three other major league teams, The Boston Globe reported.

The newspaper, citing a source, reported that Tazawa will arrive in Boston this week to take a physical after agreeing to a three-year deal worth about $3 million.

The Globe reported that Tazawa's deal is a major league contract, meaning he will be placed on the Red Sox's 40-man roster. However, Tazawa ...

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