Throw another hat into the right, the Yakult Swallows are also apparently interested in Hideki Matsui.
"As our clean-up hitter. Jingu's artificial turf is also easy on the knees," said Swallows' manager Shigeru Takada. "I'll even got to NY during negotiations."
Takad was with the Giants between 1996 and 2001 as an Ichi-gun coach and a Ni-gun manager, back when Matsui was still with Yomiuri. Swallows batting coach Kenji Awaguchi has also worked with Matsui in the past.