Yankees won't sign infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima

Japan's Hiroyuki Nakajima watches his run producing sacrifice

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Japan's Hiroyuki Nakajima watches his run producing sacrifice fly in the seventh inning against Cuba during their World Baseball Classic game at PETCO Park in San Diego. (March 18, 2009) (Credit: AP)

The Yankees announced Thursday that they have not been able to come to an agreement with Seibu Lions infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima after winning his exclusive negotiating rights last month through the posting process.

The deadline to come to terms is 5 p.m. Eastern time Friday; the early announcement indicates both sides' lack of interest in completing a deal.

"We unfortunately could...

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