The Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in Hideki Matsui. Quotes from team president Jun Ikeda to reporters on Monday:
From Nikkan Sports 8/7/2012:
"Our attitude has not changed. I still think [Matsui] can play. ... This is up to him, if he is interested [in playing for us], then I think we will want to sit down with him."
From Sponichi 8/7/2012:
"It is up to [Matsui]. ... [If he decides to return] I would like to hear what his terms are. I think he would be worth setting up a separate budget for him. ... Our attitude has not changed. He must know what we are thinking. ... He is a big person in the baseball world. He could help draw more fans, but more importantly, I still think he can play. ... I have not thought about contracts or players for next season. ... [Matsui will be] separate from this."