Yankees Win Bid for SS Hiroyuki Nakajima

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Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Yankees have won the bid for Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima.

The terms of the winning bid aren’t yet known. The Yankees now have a 30-day exclusive negotiating window to work out a contract. Nakajima, a 29-year-old shortstop, is a .302 career hitter in Japan and has surpassed at least 16 home runs and 15 stolen bases in each of the last four seasons. If a contract is agreed upon, he would fit as a utility player for now.
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  • Andrew

    Jack Curry tweeted earlier today that it is possible for both Nakajima and Nunez could make the team as utility players.  If Nakajima can play some short/third, that will help the Yankees because Jeter and ARod will be getting a lot more DH time this year.

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