Hideki Matsui took two days off (January 20, 21) from training due to poor weather. He was back to working out again on Sunday.
"I did not set a schedule [for my workouts]. I do what I can at the time. If it rains, I stay at home and sleep. I just need to be more or less ready to play baseball in about a month when Spring Training begins," said Matsui.
On Monday, he worked out in the rain.
"The sun was out in the morning. I was tricked. But I am ok, no problems."
Matsui plans to continue his workouts in Japan until he can secure a work visa, which means he will not be heading to the US until he signs with a team.
- base US$2.25M with a max US$8,187,500 if the Milwaukee Brewers exercise his 2014 option AND he starts 140 games and plays 150 per season.
- he will make US$1M this year and US1.25M next year. The Brewers hold a US$1.5M option for 2014 with a US$250,000 buyout.
- he can earned US$1,675,000 in performances bonuses this year and US$837,500 next year. If his 2014 option is exercised, he could earn up to US$1,087,500 in performance bonuses. Bonuses will be based on starts (100-140) and games (70-150).