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Major League Baseball teams can start bidding on right-handed ace Hisashi Iwakuma on Monday. The Rakutan Golden Eagles in Japan are expecting to make somewhere between $16 million and $17 million when the deal is done, according to NPB Tracker.

Iwakuma was the starting pitcher in Japan's World Baseball Classic-winning game in 2009.

As MLBTradeRumors.com points out, whoever gets the 6-3 29-year-old would then have to negotiate a contract with him. He had a 2.82 ERA with 6.9 strikeouts and 1.6 walks per nine innings this past season. He's had an ERA of 3.40 or less for four straight years.

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Source: NPB TrackerMLBTradeRumors.com

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