Kenshin KawakamiThe Boston Globe’s Daigo Fujiwara cites a Nikkan Sports article that the Boston Red Sox have made a 3-year, $21 million offer to Japanese free agent Kenshin Kawakami.

Kawakami’s agent Dan Evans reportedly said that he discussed his client with 28 teams and was quoted as saying, “It is now up to Kawakami.” Nikkan notes that the Sox’ offer seems to be higher than other teams.

If this is true and he decides to sign with the Red Sox, he would be the 4th Japanese pitcher in the organization joining Daisuke Matszuaka, Hideki Okajima and Junichi Tazawa.

UPDATE 10:20 PM: Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe is reporting that the Red Sox have NOT made an offer to Kawakami.

According to a baseball source, the report by Nikkan Sports that the Sox have a three-year, $21 million offer out to Japanese pitcher Kenshin Kawakami is not accurate. The Sox apparently have not made an offer to Kawakami.

I’m sure we’ll find out more in the morning.