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1/10/2012: Hideki Matsui, Hiroki Kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Jan.10, 2012 @ 12:10 pm, under MLB

Hideki Matsui told reporters on Monday that if his knees are ok, he would do a little more running than usual.  While Matsui was only able to run about once every four days after his knee surgeries in 2007 and 2008, he has managed to run every day during the workouts he started on 1/7 this year.

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Nikkan Sports mentions that the New York Yankees may be close to a deal with Hiroki Kuroda: a one-year deal worth US$15.5M (around 1.2B yen) and the number 15.

Sponichi notes that the Kuroda wants to play for a winner and that he is probably looking for a deal in the US$13M range (around 1B yen).

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Via Sponichi: ESPN SportsNation is running a poll asking fans which current players they think belong in the HoF.  Ichiro Suzuki is so far in fourth with 77.5% of votes.

The current top three: Derek Jeter (90.7%), Mariano Rivera (88.5%), and Albert Pujols (88.2%).