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MLB: Rules for signing Japanese talent to be altered



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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