Daisuke Matsuzaka returned to Japan on Tuesday. He will be staying in Japan for about two weeks before returning to Fort Myers, Florida in early January to continue his training; he has also received a list of things to do (like training exercises) while in Japan from the Boston Red Sox.
Matsuzaka is scheduled to participate in a baseball clinic with Shuichi Murata in Iwate on 12/17.
Nikkan Sports is reporting that Takashi Saito selected the Arizona Diamondbacks (one-year, US$1.8M) from eight possible suitors that included the New York Yankees, LA Angels, and LA Dodgers.
There is a good chance Hideki Matsui won't sign until after December.
Former Yomiuri Giant, Jonathan Albaladejo, signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.