Japanese standout pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto joining Dodgers, rumors suggest.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto teams alongside Shohei Ohtani.

Multiple sources on Thursday night said the Japanese great pitcher signed a 12-year, $325 million deal with the Dodgers.

The big contract apparently has no deferred money and a $50 million signing bonus.

The Dodgers have spent almost $1 billion on the top two free agents. A record-breaking 10-year, $700 million contract (with $680 million in deferred money) enticed Ohtani from Los Angeles.

Within two weeks, they made another large financial investment to bring in Yamamoto.

Los Angeles also signed Tampa Bay Rays starter Tyler Glasnow to a five-year, $135 million agreement between free-agent splashes.

Since MLB posted Yamamoto in November, he has been a free agent hot topic. The 25-year-old plays for Orix Buffaloes in NPB Japan. He became famous after joining the squad in 2017.

He debuted for the Japan national team in 2019 before becoming a regular. 

He helped Japan defeat Team USA in the 2023 World Baseball Classic championship with Ohtani.Yamamoto has 70 wins, 29 losses, a 1.82 ERA, and 922 strikeouts in 2023 NPB. 

He won the Pacific League MVP in 2021 and 2022, five All-Star berths, and the Japan Series in 2022, among other honors.

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