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Morosi fills us in on the details of Johjima's contract:

  1. $5.1m
  2. $5.2m
  3. $5.2m
He gets a $1m signing bonus, and incentives can push his salary up to $5.5m per season.

Also, living proof that one man's trash is another man's treasure:

The Yakult Swallows are trying to acquire right-hander Masao Kida, who picked up 22 saves with the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma this year, club president Yoshikazu Tagiku said Tuesday.

"We have already approached him. It's all up to him," Tagiku said, adding the Yakult front office made the move based on a request from newly appointed player-manager Atsuya Furuta.