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Yankees not signing Hiroyuki Nakajima?

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While there is plenty of attention on Yu Darvish coming to America to try and work out a deal with the Texas Rangers, another Japanese import might end up not signing with the team that spent $2 million for the right to negotiate with him.

The New York Yankees and infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima have till the end of the business day on Friday to negotiate a deal, but a source to the Newark Star-Ledger says the talks are slow and may end up with no actual signing.

The Yankees, the paper reports, want to pay Nakajima, who was the captain of the Seibu Lions in Japan, like the backup infielder he would be for the team. "I don't see anything happening," the paper's source says.

If a deal isn't worked out, the Yanks will get their $2 million back.

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