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2/6/2012: Hideki Matsui, Koji Uehara, Yu Darvish

by on Feb.07, 2012 @ 1:42 pm, under MLB

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the New York Yankees are looking at Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon, and Hideki Matsui and that one "could be on the team within a week."  And according to a tweet by FoxSports' Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees are currently in "serious discussions" with Ibanez.

Matsui's workouts on Monday lasted about an hour and a half and included long distance throwing and sprints.  He said to reporters, "The only thing I have left to do is run at full speed and to do my [on field] workouts wearing cleats.  I should be ok [if I have to go to Spring Training right away]."

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FoxSports' Ken Rosenthal tweets the following update on Koji Uehara:

Sources: #Athletics among teams pursuing #Rangers' Uehara. #Orioles remain interested. #MLB

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Sponichi reports that Yu Darvish could still be eligible for the Rookie of the Year Award based on quotes from Newsdays' Ken Davidoff and the Seattle Times' Larry Stone.

Darvish fans in Japan can now also order his official uniform from Majestic Japan.