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1/17/2012: Hideki Matsui, Hideki Okajima

by on Jan.17, 2012 @ 11:29 am, under MLB

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman tweets that the New York Yankees have contacted Hideki MatsuiHeyman also tweeted that the Yankees only have about US$1-2M to spend on a DH.

Nikkan Sports mentions that a number of teams, including the Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees, and LA Dodgers, could be interested in Matsui.

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Hideki Okajima took off for Australia (training in the Gold Coast) out of Narita Airport on Monday and will return to Japan on 2/2.

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Via Nikkan Sports, the Texas Rangers' manager Ron Washington named Colby Lewis his opening day starter, regardless of whether or not they sign Yu Darvish.

FYI: The Nippon Ham Fighters have not heard from Darvish.

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Deadlines:

Norichika Aoki - 1/17 at 5pm EST (1/18 at 7am JST)

Yu Darvish - 1/18 at 5pm EST (1/19 at 7am JST)

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