Newspaper article China Post

Yang Dai-Kang 'To Sign 4-Year, 1 Bil. Yen Deal with Japan Team'

Newspaper article China Post

Yang Dai-Kang 'To Sign 4-Year, 1 Bil. Yen Deal with Japan Team'

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Taiwanese baseball player Yang Dai-kang ([...]) has agreed to sign with the Yomiuri Giants under a four-year 1 billion yen deal, according to a Japanese media report on Wednesday.

The deal, equivalent to NT$280 million, is expected to be officially announced in two days after contract details are finalized, Japanese daily sports newspaper Nikkan Sports reported.

Asked to confirm the deal, Yang's agent said he had no comment on the matter and would make an official announcement once the player's contract with a future team was finalized.

The Yomiuri Giants, dubbed "the Yankees of Japan," often offer million-dollar contracts to players that are unmatchable by rival Nippon Professional Baseball clubs.

If realized, Yang would be the Tokyo-based team's third free agent signed during an offseason in which the Giants have spent an astronomical 2. …

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