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Hideki Matsui News and Notes: July 28, 2012

by on Jul.28, 2012 @ 8:45 pm, under MLB

News and notes on Hideki Matsui from July 28, 2012:

  • When reporters approached Matsui at a restaurant on Thursday, he said, "Can you please give me a break today?  Let us talk some other time."  FWIW: player development, director Yasuhiro Mitsui is currently in the US evaluating talent for the 2013 season.  According to team rep/GM Atsushi Harasawa he is not in the US to check on Matsui.  Source: Sanspo 7/28/2012
  • Someone with the Yomiuri Group is quoted as saying, "The door is not locked, it is open.  Now we wait until he comes to the door."  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2012
  • The Orix Buffaloes are not interested.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/28/2012
  • According to Sponichi, the Oakland A's may have some interest (assuming he becomes an FA and is willing to take a minor league deal).