MLB withdraws proposal for new bidding system for Japanese players

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka could be one of the top players available this offseason.
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"If that's the way we get Japanese professionals, I think that the 30 major league clubs are prepared to live with that result," Manfred said.

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