SIGNED: Kodai Senga Chooses His MLB Home

Japanese pitching sensation Kodai Senga has decided on his major league home, and he's going where the money is. The New York Mets have made another bold move, signing Senga to a 5-year deal. 

SNY's Andy Martino reports that the deal is worth $75M. The Mets "wanted him badly" said Martino, and overcame a number of other suitors who were also going hard after the 30-year-old right-hander. 

In 10 years as a top pitcher in the Nippon Professional Baseball league, he was a 3-time All-Star and a 2-time league strikeout champ, as well as helping lead his team to five Japan Series championships. 

He'll join a newly constructed starting rotation with the Mets that also now includes Justin Verlander. 

The signing probably means that the Mets will be moving on from free agent Chris Bassitt.

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