They already had Randy Johnson. Then they lured Andy Pettitte back to the Bronx this offseason. Now, multiple media reports said on Monday night that the Yankees have reached agreement with Japanese southpaw Kei Igawa.
The Yomiuri Shimbun put the value of the deal at $20 million over five years. That's on top of the $26 million that the Yankees bid to negotiate with the 27-year-old. They will pay that sum to his old team, the Hanshin Tigers, when the deal becomes official.