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Hideki Matsui, Hideki Okajima, Takashi Saito, and Akinori Iwamura

by on Feb.04, 2010 @ 11:58 am, under MLB

Hideki Matsui merchandise is apparently selling pretty well.  A replica Matsui uniform and a Matsui t-shirt went on sale in January.  According to someone working at the store, they apparently sold 25 of the t-shirts on the first day they were available.

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Hideki Okajima returned to Japan on Wednesday.  Okajima spent the last 2 weeks or so working out in Australia.  He'll now spend the next few days in Japan before heading back to the States on the 9th.

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Takashi Saito left for the States on Wednesday.  He told reporters that he would like to appear in at least 60 games this season.  Saito did also mention 80 games as another goal, taking his cue from the two relievers that appeared in 80 games for the Braves last season (Moylan and Gonzalez).

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Akinori Iwamura is looking forward to stepping in against Hiroki Kuroda and Atlanta Brave Kenshin Kawakami.

Iwamura is currently working out at the Jingu training facilities.

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