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12/12/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Dec.12, 2012 @ 11:42 pm, under MLB

Ichiro Suzuki is finalizing a deal with the New York Yankees.  From CBS Sports' Jon Heyman:

The Yankees and outfielder Ichiro Suzuki are finializing a deal that will keep the Japanese star with the club at least for the 2013 season and possibly 2014.

The framework is for one year, one year plus vesting or possibly two seasons. Ichiro hit .322 for the Yankees, and don't discount that he has 2,606 hits, putting him within striking distance of becoming the first Japanese player to have 3,000 hits.


The media learned on Tuesday that Hiroyuki Nakajima is back in the US, this time to train and meet interested teams.  Source: Nikkan Sports 12/12/2012


Daisuke Matsuzaka tweeted on Monday that he was back in Japan.

A number of teams NPB teams, including the Softbank Hawks and Yokohama Bay Stars, have expressed an interest in Matsuzaka, but Scott Boras told reporters on Monday that his client is only thinking about playing in the Majors.  Source: Sponichi 12/12/2012