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December 4, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Sox officially sign Tazawa

The Boston Red Sox officially announced the signing of Japanese RHP Junichi Tazawa this afternoon. Tazawa, 22, spent the last four seasons with Nippon Oil ENEOS of the Japan Industrial league. He posted a 13-1 record with 5 saves and an 0.80 ERA, while striking out 115 batters against 15 walks in 113 innings this past season. A highly-sought-after international signing, Tazawa reportedly turned down more lucrative offers from other teams for the chance to pitch with his idol Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Terms of the deal

Signing Bonus - $1,800,000
2009 - $450,000
2010 - $500,000
2011 - $550,000