Japanese professional baseball pitcher Masahiro Tanaka of Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles speaks during a news conference in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo January... more 
Japanese professional baseball pitcher Masahiro Tanaka of Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles speaks during a news conference in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo January 23, 2014. Masahiro Tanaka, a 25-year-old Japanese right-hander, does not speak English, knows little about New York and thought he would spend his entire career in Japan. But after signing a seven-year contract with the Yankees worth $155 million, his life is set for a dramatic change. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES less 
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