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).
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