Dallas, TX – The Boston Red Sox were reportedly the highest day window to work out a deal with him.
It was reported earlier Tuesday that Nakajima's winning bidder would be revealed on Wednesday, but Sports Nippon is reporting that the Red Sox posted the highest amount.
Nakajima, who represented Japan at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Baseball Classic, is a .302 lifetime hitter in Japan and has managed at least 16 home runs and 15 stolen bases in each of the last four seasons.
This past year for the Lions the 29-year-old Nakajima batted .297 with 16 home runs, 100 RBI and 21 stolen bases.
The New York Mets were also believed to be vying for his services.