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11/17/2012: Hiroki Kuroda, Hideki Matsui, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Nov.17, 2012 @ 3:39 pm, under MLB

West Coast team may have best chance to sign Hiroki Kuroda.  From ESPN's Mark Saxon:

Previously, teams have been under the impression that Kuroda would either re-sign with the New York Yankees or return to his native Japan to finish his career. But Kuroda has told friends that his first preference is to pitch in Southern California, where his two daughters are attending elementary school.


Hideki Matsui is currently in New York.  He is also working out in case he decides to play next season.  Source: Sponichi 11/17/2012

The Houston Astros could be interested in Matsui because they are a looking for a "big-name" player -- one that everyone knows.   They may also see him as a DH.  Source: Sponichi 11/17/2012, Sponichi 11/17/2012


Kyuji Fujikawa visited Chicago on Thursday to get a tour of Wrigley Field.  Fujikawa has now visited the Diamonbacks and Cubs and is scheduled to make stopovers with the Dodgers and Angels.  Source: Sponichi 11/17/2012