Kazuo Matsui has his sights set on racking up at least 193 hits this season -- a career high he set in 2002 when he played for the Seibu Lions. He also said that reaching 200 hits is also something else he'll be thinking about. Except that at this point, 200 hits is a concept beyond his reach. And to that end, he plans on taking a one hit at a time approach.
Hideki Okajima took off for the Gold Coast (Australia) on Tuesday for training.
Hisanori Takahashi told reporters that he still hasn't grown tired of waiting for offers and that all he can do at this point is to continue working out in order to make sure he's ready for Spring Training. The only thing he has heard from his agent so far is that things are moving forward without any major developments.