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MLB, Players Association agree to new posting system to bring Shohei Ohtani from Japan

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed Tuesday on a new posting system that will allow two-way star Shohei Ohtani to leave Japan and sign with an MLB team for the 2018 season. Sources told ESPN the system used in recent years will remain in place this offseason. A system with some modifications will take effect next offseason. Details on the new system will be announced upon ratification by all 30 MLB owners. The agreement was first reported by the New York Post and confirmed by ESPN. MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball had already settled on a new framework to replace the old agreement, which expired earlier this month, and the union's approval was the final obstacle remaining for Ohtani to leave the Nippon Ham Fighters and play in the majors next year. The commissioner's office and the union extended their negotiating deadline by 24 hours after failing to reach agreement by 8 p.m. Monday. Ohtani, known as Japan's...
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