Seibu Lions accept bid for negotiating rights to Nakajima

The Seibu Lions of Japan’s Pacific League have informed Major League Baseball that they have accepted the highest bid for the negotiating rights to 29-year-old shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima, it was announced today.  The highest bid in the posting process was submitted by the New York Yankees.

The Yankees now have a period of 30 consecutive days to sign Nakajima to a Major or Minor League professional contract.