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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in this Sept. 29 file photo from Arlington, Texas. USA TODAY Sports.

MLB: Rules for signing Japanese talent to be altered

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Major League Baseball announced major changes to the way its clubs can sign talent from Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), capping the “posting” fee at $20 million for any incoming Japanese players.

Previously, NPB teams had taken blind bids from MLB teams on players made available before deciding whether to accept a bid that would allow that MLB team a 30-day window to negotiate a contract with the player.

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