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2/9/2012: Munenori Kawasaki, Takashi Saito, Hideki Matsui

by on Feb.09, 2012 @ 3:59 pm, under MLB

Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed a ten-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday (Wednesday in Japan).  It was his third since his surgery.

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Takashi Saito left for the US from Narita Airport on Wednesday.  Saito will spend some time working out in Los Angeles before heading to Scottsdale, AZ for Spring Training.

Saito turns 42 on February 14.

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Munenori Kawasaki and his wife left for the US on Wednesday.

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Hideki Matsui visited the Komatsu plants in Ibaraki and Fukushima on Wednesday.  Matsui told reporters that he was still not worried about not having a team to play for and that he would be fine so long as he got a deal done in time for the start of Spring Training.  He also said there was nothing he could do if he ended up missing a portion of Spring Training.

Matsui is a spokesperson for Komatsu.  Komatsu has been buying ad space in right since Matsui played for the New York Yankees.  They want to keep the tradition going and plan to sit down with whichever team signs him.