Yoshinobu Yamamoto has found his new home.

Yamamoto and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a 12-year, $325-million deal, Jeff Passan of ESPN reports. The deal is still pending a physical, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.

The Dodgers will pay an additional $50.6 million for the posting fee, Passan adds.


The 25-year-old received a similar 12-year, $325-million offer from the New York Mets, sources told The Athletic’s Will Sammon. The New York Yankees also offered him $300 million over an undisclosed number of years, according to the New York Post’s Jon Heyman.

Yamamoto’s deal is the largest for a pitcher in MLB history, beating Gerrit Cole’s free-agent pact with the New York Yankees by $1 million. The contract also includes a pair of opt-out clauses for Yamamoto, according to Passan.

The three-time Eiji Sawamura award winner – Japan’s Cy Young equivalent – comes to North America after a tremendous seven-year career with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball, where he authored a 75-30 record with a 1.72 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 967 2/3 innings.

He’ll join a stacked Dodgers team that already spent $700 million on Shohei Ohtani and inked flamethrower Tyler Glasnow to a four-year, $110-million contract extension after acquiring him in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Dodgers’ projected rotation

Yoshinobu Yamamoto Right
Tyler Glasnow Right
Walker Buehler Right
Bobby Miller Right
Emmet Sheehan Right

Dodgers’ projected lineup

1 2B Mookie Betts R
2 DH Shohei Ohtani L
3 1B Freddie Freeman L
4 C Will Smith R
5 3B Max Muncy L
6 CF James Outman L
7 LF Chris Taylor R
8 RF Jason Heyward L
9 SS Gavin Lux L

The Mets, Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, and Toronto Blue Jays all showed interest in Yamamoto at various points in the offseason.