According to wire reports, the Seibu Lions posted righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka on Thursday. Interested MLB teams accordingly have until 5 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday to submit blind bids. The high bid — expected to be over $20 million — merely secures the exclusive right to negotiate with the 26-year-old, whose agent is Scott Boras.

The Rangers are rumored to be among the interested teams.

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