Sep 28, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (31) gets a single during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees are serious contenders for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka

Well now that players from over seas are looking to jump from their current league to the Major Leagues over here in the states, teams are lining up to take a look at these players and possibly sign them.

The New York Yankees of course, are usually always the first ones in line when it comes to foreign talent. The latest buzz between the Yankees and talent over seas, happens to surrounded a Japanese pitcher whose name is Masahiro Tanaka.

The 24 year old Tanaka is getting some serious interest by the Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers. Usually pitchers from Japan get the most interest from teams around the league hoping they find their own Yu Darvish.

With Andy Pettitte retiring and the future of Hiroki Kuroda uncertain, this team is going to need another pitcher who can step up and become their Ace. Tanaka may get a bigger contract than Yu Darvish, considering the man just finished going 24-0 in a season.

During his 24-0 run, Tanaka was able to post a 1.24 ERA as his unbeaten streak extends to the 2012 seasons which adds another four wins and three no decisions.

The New York Yankees could use Ichiro, Kuroda and even try to get Hideku Matsui to get him more interested in the organization than he may be.

Posting fee according to the New York Post would be around $60 million and he could get another $60 million in a possible contract.

This man will be in the Major Leagues next year.

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