Takahashi expected to make decision soon

Japanese lefthander Hisanori Takahashi has at least six major league suitors and is expected to have a decision soon on which U.S. team he'll pitch for, league sources say.

The Mets, Giants, Dodgers, Red Sox, Padres and Pirates are among teams eyeing the Yomiuri Giants star. Takahashi was 79-66 in 10 years with the storied franchise in the Japanese League.

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