In this case, it is really just two Japanese teams who claim that they signed Jeremy Powell ( パウエル ジェルミー) to a contract to play for them in 2008. And it could take a while to sort out.
Back on January 11, the Orix Buffaloes announced that they had signed Powell, whose career in MLB was, to put it kindly, undistinguished, to a one-year deal.
Then on January 29, the Softbank Hawks announced that they had signed Powell to a contract, stating that the contract with Orix hadn't been finalize. The people from Orix were displeased.
On January 30, the Pacific League ruled that Powell had indeed signed two valid contracts.
On February 1, Softbank and Orix say that there is no hope for compromise on this issue and they ask for mediation.
Eventually, on February 4, the Pacific League rules that Powell's contract with Softbank is the one that prevails. However, Powell is suspended for the first three months of the 2008 season. The next day, Orix rejects the ruling from the Pacific League office.