Braves Offer Tazawa Major League Contract

8:09pm: According to John Hickey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Mariners scouts met with Tazawa today.  The Yankees will not pursue Tazawa.

7:25pm: O’Brien has more.  He says the Braves made a multiyear offer to Tazawa, and will know his decision in a few weeks.  In an earlier post, O’Brien passed along a rumor that the Braves’ offer topped the $6MM Pedro Alvarez received.

4:10pm: According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves offered Junichi Tazawa a Major League contract.  O’Brien says the Red Sox, Mariners, Cubs, and Marlins are also interested in the 22 year-old pitcher.  This offer could put the Braves in the lead, but the dollar amount is unknown.

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