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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.


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.


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.