Baseball: MLB negotiation window opens for pitchers Imanaga, Uwasawa

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Major League Baseball said Monday it has notified its 30 clubs that Japanese pitchers Shota Imanaga and Naoyuki Uwasawa are available for contract talks after being posted.

Both left-handed starter Imanaga and right-handed starter Uwasawa have a 45-day window to be signed, starting Tuesday and ending Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Imanaga started for Japan and was the winning pitcher in the final of the 2023 World Baseball Classic against the United States.

The 30-year-old led the Central League with 174 strikeouts over 148 innings this year, while having a 7-4 record and a 2.80 ERA in 22 gam...

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