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Masahiro Tanaka Tours US in 2006

According to numerous reports, Masahiro Tanaka has agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees. And, if this fantastic photo is any indication, perhaps it was meant to be.

Tanaka visited Yankee Stadium while touring the United States with a Japanese high school All-Star team in 2006. He got to meet then-Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui. The team also traveled to Cooperstown:

We're excited to watch Tanaka pitch this season. Leave your thoughts on the deal in the comments.

UPDATE: The deal is official: