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12/13/2011: Takashi Saito, Hideki Matsui, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Dec.13, 2011 @ 12:11 pm, under MLB

Takashi Saito has signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Sponichi notes that an ESPN article posted on 11/11 mentions that Hideki Matsui is one of eight possible DH candidates the Toronto Blue Jays could be looking at.

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Via Nikkan Sports, the Chicago Tribune's Phil Rogers mentions that the New York Yankees could be strong with Hiroyuki Nakajima.  A snip:

The Yankees' successful bid to get signing rights for Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima is a sign manager Joe Girardi will rest Derek Jeter more in 2012, possibly using him once or twice a week as the designated hitter. Defensive metrics once again ranked Jeter as the weakest fielder among big league regulars, just ahead of error-prone Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro.