Nearly a month after signing him, the Yankees introduced Masahiro Tanaka to the media at a Yankee Stadium press conference on Tuesday. Here's the video. Tanaka has already left for Florida and will begin spring training with his new teammates on Friday.
There was no significant movement with the remaining top free agent starters on Tuesday, however, as Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez remain unsigned and not particularly close to a deal. Given how many teams need pitching, it's hard to believe those two are still available. There seem to be a lot of clubs overvaluing a late first round draft pick. Here is a recap of Tuesday's hot stove news.
FREE AGENT SIGNINGS
RUMORS & SPECULATION
UTIL Emilio Bonifacio: Will clear release waivers tomorrow, at which point the Royals will owe him $575,000 termination pay. A number of teams are interested in signing him once he clears waivers. (Fox Sports)
RHP Rich Harden: Wants to pitch this year but won't sign until he is finished rehabbing from shoulder surgery. He had a torn capsule repaired way back in January 2012. (1500 ESPN)