The White Sox are one of five teams to make a contract offer to Japanese free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, according to a report.
Japanese news organization Nikkan Sports lists the Sox — plus the Cubs, Yankees, Dodgers and D-backs — as making an offer to the highly pursued Tanaka. This on the heels of a meeting in Los Angeles between Tanaka and Sox brass including general manager Rick Hahn and team president Kenny Williams.
The report says that "nearly all teams" have made offers of more than $100 million over six years.
The 25-year-old Tanaka is drawing so much attention thanks to a remarkable stat line in Japan last season, finishing with a 24-0 record and a 1.27 ERA with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.
Tanaka's signing deadline is Friday at 4 p.m.