(Los Angeles) Pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto has agreed to a 12-year, $325 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to multiple reports.
Yamamoto is expected to join fellow Japanese Shohei Ohtani with the Dodgers.
Earlier this month, the club signed a 10-year, $700 million deal with Ohtani, a star with both batting and mounding.
The Dodgers did not confirm the Yamamoto deal Thursday evening.
Yamamoto is a 25-year-old right-hander who made his mark with the Orix Buffaloes.
This season he was 16-1 with a 1.21 ERA. In 164 innings, he struck out 169 batters.
MLB.com and ESPN were among media outlets citing anonymous sources in reporting the deal.