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Yanks first to sign Chinese players


The Yankees have become the first Major League team to sign players from the People's Republic of China, as their foray into the Far East begins to pay dividends.

The Yankees announced Monday that they signed two players -- left-handed pitcher Kai Liu and catcher Zhenwang Zhang -- to Minor League contracts, with approval from the Chinese Baseball Association.

I haven't seen anything about the players yet, but as we've seen so far, foreign players can compete in the Majors...