On January 7, 2016 — The Dodgers finalize the signing of Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda that was first reported on New Year’s Eve. He signs for eight years at $25 million, but incentive bonuses could take the value of the deal to $106.2 million. The deal is structured that way because of concerns over a potential arm injury. The Dodgers will also pay $20 million to Maeda’s former team, the Hiroshima Carp, through the posting system.

 


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