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[3/8/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hiroki Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Mar.08, 2014 @ 4:16 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 3/7 DET 2
NYY 3
LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .167
Batted seventh. Kl, BB, G3. Replaced on defense in the top of the 7th. Sponichi 3/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 3/7 SFG 5
KCR 0
CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Batted lead-off. 2B7 (CS), G6. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 5th. Sponichi 3/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/7 TBR 6
TOR 3
SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Entered the game on defense at short in the top of the 7th. G3, G3. Sponichi 3/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 3/7 TEX 1
LAD 2
PH-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Andy Parrino in the top of the 7th. Remained in the game at second. SH3. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 9th. Sponichi 3/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 3/7 STL 5
NYM 5
  13 2.0 6 2 1 0 3 0 4.50
Started the game. Sponichi 3/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2014, ZakZak 3/8/2014
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 3/7 DET 2
NYY 3
  10 2.2 1 0 0 1 5 0 0.00
Started the game. Sponichi 3/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 3/7 ATL 1
BOS 4
  4 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the 5th with no score. Sponichi 3/8/2014, Sponichi 3/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 3/7 ATL 1
BOS 4
  4 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.50
Entered the game in the 6th with no score. Sponichi 3/8/2014, Sponichi 3/8/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 3/7 CHC 3
ANA 2
  11 2.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Entered the game in the 6th with Chicago down 1-0. Sponichi 3/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2014

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Name Type Date NP Notes
Kyuji Fujikawa Bullpen 3/7 28 Sponichi 3/8/2014
Yu Darvish Bullpen 3/6 22 Sanspo 3/8/2014

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[3/6/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Yoshinori Tateyama

by on Mar.06, 2014 @ 6:14 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 3/5 NYY 4
TBR 5
CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .200
Batted third. 1B9 (R), G5, L3 (DP). Replaced on defense in the 6th. Nikkan Sports 3/6/2014, Sponichi 3/6/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/5 PIT 6
TOR 4
3B-2B-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Entered the game in the 6th on defense at third. He moved over to second in the 7th and left in the 9th. G6. Daily Sports 3/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/6/2014, Sponichi 3/6/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 3/5 COL 8
TEX 2
DH 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .167
Batted sixth. G3, Ks, BB (R), Ks. Daily Sports 3/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/6/2014, Sponichi 3/6/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 3/5 NYY 4
TBR 5
  7 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Entered the game in the 6th with New York down 5-4. Nikkan Sports 3/6/2014

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Name Type Date NP Notes
Tsuyoshi Wada Bullpen 3/5 25 Sponichi 3/6/2014, Sanspo 3/6/2014

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[3/4/2014] Tsuyoshi Wada, Masahiro Tanaka, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Mar.04, 2014 @ 4:28 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 3/3 WSN 2
NYY 4
RF 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .143
Batted seventh. E6 RBI (R), F7, BB. Replaced on defense in the 7th. May have taken an HBP during his third at bat, but the home plate umpire did not make the call. The catcher was apparently laughing, according to Ichiro. Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014, Daily Sports 3/4/2014, Sponichi 3/4/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 3/3 KCR 7
CWS 9
RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182
Batted lead-off. G5, G3, F8. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 5th. Daily Sports 3/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/3 TOR 2
MIN 12
SS-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Entered the game on defense at short in the bottom of the 5th. Moved from short to left in the bottom of the 7th. F8. Committed a throwing error in the bottom of the 6th (the expanded replay system was used on the play, original call was Kawasaki's throw pulled the first baseman off the bag, play stood after review). Played the outfield for the first time in his MLB career. Daily Sports 3/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014, Sponichi 3/4/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 3/3 WSN 2
NYY 4
  5 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the 8th with New York up 4-2. Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014, Daily Sports 3/4/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 3/3 BOS 6
PIT 7
  3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 4th with Boston down 6-1. Sponichi 3/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 3/3 BOS 6
PIT 7
  4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 5th with Boston down 6-1. Sponichi 3/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 3/3       2.0 2 2 2   2 1  
Practice game against Giants. Entered the game in the 7th with Chicago up by four runs. Gave up a two out, two-run home run to Roger Kieschnick in the 7th. He retired the side in order in the 8th. Topped out at 92mph. Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014

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Name Type Date NP Notes
Masahiro Tanaka Bullpen 3/3 31 Sponichi 3/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa Bullpen 3/3 29 All fastballs, third session. Sponichi 3/4/2014

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[3/3/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kensuke Tanaka, Masahiro Tanaka

by on Mar.03, 2014 @ 12:49 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 3/2 KCR 5
CHC 3
CF 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 .250
Batted lead-off. Ks, L7, SF7. Replaced by pinch-hitter in the 6th. Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014, Daily Sports 3/3/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 3/2 CWS 9
TEX 7
2B 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .500
Entered the game in the top of the 6th on defense at second. 1B9 (R), BB (R). Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014, Daily Sports 3/3/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 3/2 NYY 8
TOR 2
PR/SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Jose Reyes in the bottom of the 5th. Remained in the game and took after at short in the top of the 6th. G1. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 3/2 NYM 1
STL 7
  8 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.50
Started the game. Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014, Daily Sports 3/3/2014

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[3/1/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki

by on Mar.01, 2014 @ 10:06 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 2/28 KCR 11
TEX 1
RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .333
Batted lead-off. 1B7, 2B8/9, E6, BB. Replaced on defense in the 6th. Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 2/28 KCR 11
TEX 1
2B 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Batted ninth. G6, BB. Replaced on defense in the 7th. Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 2/28 PIT 2
TOR 4
SS 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 .667
Batted second. 1B8, 1B4, BB. Replaced on defense in the 7th. Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014

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Name Type Date NP Notes
Daisuke Matsuzaka Bullpen 2/28   Did some shadow pitching then threw a number of pitches. Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada Bullpen 2/28 32 Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014

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Boston Red Sox

Seattle Mariners

The Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton tweeted that Hisashi Iwakuma "won't begin throwing for three more weeks." Source: Twitter 3/1/2014

And from MLB.com's Greg Johns:

... Iwakuma was examined by hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan about two and a half weeks after reporting to camp with a sprained tendon in the middle finger on his throwing hand.

The Mariners said Sheridan reported the finger was healing well, but he recommended the splint protecting Iwakuma's injury be left on another three weeks before the righty begins throwing again. That would leave the 32-year-old only about a week before the start of the regular season.

Mariners trainer Rick Griffin said earlier Friday that Iwakuma has kept himself in good baseball condition by doing everything possible, with the exception of throwing a baseball, since he can't grip a ball with his finger in the splint.

... Griffin noted that Iwakuma's splitter -- using a wide grip between his pointer finger and middle digit -- puts more strain on the injured tendon.

Source: MLB.com 2/28/2014

[2/27/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Masahiro Tanaka, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Feb.27, 2014 @ 3:42 pm, under MLB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Koji Uehara BP 2/26 30 Second outing as batting practice pitcher. Nikkan Sports 2/27/2014
Junichi Tazawa BP 2/26 30 Nikkan Sports 2/27/2014
Hiroki Kuroda Bullpen 2/26 36  
Masahiro Tanaka Bullpen 2/26 29  
Tsuyoshi Wada ISG 2/26   Surrendered three runs over 1.2 innings in an intra-squad game; also gave up solo home runs to Justin Ruggiano and Welington Castillo. Nikkan Sports 2/27/2014

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Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 2/26 TOR 4
PHI 3
3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 
Entered the game on defense in the 5th inning.  Struck out in his only at bat in the 6th.  Game called due to rain after the top of the 7th.  Sanspo 2/27/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2014

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Boston Red Sox

  • Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa are scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game against the Pirates on March 3. Source: Sanspo 2/27/2014

New York Mets

  • Daisuke Matsuzaka will pitch in an intra-squad game on the 27th. Source: Sponichi 2/27/2014

New York Yankees

[2/26/2014] Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka, Kensuke Tanaka

by on Feb.26, 2014 @ 7:39 pm, under MLB
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Name Date Swings Notes
Norichika Aoki 2/25   Played in an intra-squad game; started in right and batted lead-off; went 0-for-1 (ground out to pitcher, former Hawk Brad Penny).  Nikkan Sports 2/26/2014
Munenori Kawasaki 2/25   Played in an intra-squad game; was a designated hitter and batted eleventh; went 1-for-1 (single to left in the 3rd); moved to left in the 4th.  Nikkan Sports 2/26/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Yoshinori Tateyama BP 2/25 17 Faced 4 hitters; allowed one could-be hit.  Nikkan Sports 2/26/2014
Tomo Ohka ISG 2/25   Pitched in an intra-squad game; tossed one inning and retired the side in order (F7, G5, F9).  Sponichi 2/26/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa Bullpen 2/24   Threw 20-25 pitches; first session since he had Tommy John surgery last June.  Nikkan Sports 2/26/2014, MLB.com 2/25/2014

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Boston Red Sox

Shunsuke Watanabe is scheduled to pitch in a practice game against a college team on the 27th.  He tossed batting practice to minor league hitters on the 25th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/26/2014

Chicago Cubs

Tsuyoshi Wada will pitch in an intra-squad game on the 26th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/26/2014

New York Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka will make his spring training debut on March 1.  From Newsday's Erik Boland:

Masahiro Tanaka's spring training debut will come the same day as CC Sabathia's and Hiroki Kuroda's.

... Joe Girardi disclosed after Tuesday's 8-3 victory over Florida State in the Yankees' exhibition opener that the trio would all pitch Saturday afternoon against the Phillies at Steinbrenner Field.

Sabathia will start the game, followed by Kuroda and Tanaka, whose every move this spring has been extensively chronicled by the Japanese and American media.

... Each pitcher will be limited to two innings or 35 pitches, whichever comes first.

Source: Newsday 2/25/2014

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The Yankees played pool after after workouts on the 24th.  Tanaka was paired up with Francisco Cervelli.

Source: Sanspo 2/26/2014

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Yoshinori Tateyama is slated to pitch in an exhibition game against the Tigers on the 28th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/26/2014

Texas Rangers

Ron Washington officially told Yu Darvish on the 25th that he was going to be the opening day starter.  From the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant:

This isn’t exactly breaking news, but Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington officially informed Yu Darvish he’d be the club’s opening day starter against Philadelphia on March 31.

... “He doesn’t show much excitement ever,” Washington said. “So when he shrugged his shoulders a little, I took that for excitement. I wanted to get it out of the way early so he could just prepare. The message that goes along with it is that he’s our horse.”

Source: Dallas Morning News 2/25/2014

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Kensuke Tanaka did not show up on the field for practices on the 25th because he was getting treatment for some tightness in his lower back.  He told reporters he felt some discomfort in the area during practices on the 24th.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/26/2014

[2/24/2014] Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka, Yoshinori Tateyama

by on Feb.24, 2014 @ 2:50 pm, under MLB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Tsuyoshi Wada Bullpen 2/23 31 Before general workouts; from wind-up and set positions; spoke to coaches for about twenty minutes after the session.  Nikkan Sports 2/24/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama BP 2/23 23 Faced three hitters; first outing as batting practice pitcher.  Nikkan Sports 2/24/2014
Tomo Ohka BP 2/23 34 Faced four hitters; mixed in some fastballs; second outing as batting practice pitcher.  Nikkan Sports 2/24/2014
Shunsuke Watanabe BP 2/23 15 First outing as batting practice pitcher.  Nikkan Sports 2/24/2014
Yu Darvish BP 2/22 34 Face three hitters; mixed pitches; fourteen swings; two hit into play, one could-be hit; threw at about eighty percent; third outing as batting practice pitcher.  Sanspo 2/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/24/2014, Sponichi 2/24/2014

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Boston Red Sox

  • Shunsuke Watanabe is scheduled to toss batting practice on the 25th.  He could also pitch in a practice game against a college team on the 27th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2014

New York Mets

New York Yankees

Texas Rangers

[2/21/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka

by on Feb.21, 2014 @ 5:23 pm, under MLB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Yu Darvish BP 2/20 29 Sponichi 2/21/2014, Sponichi 2/21/2014
Koji Uehara Bullpen 2/20 46 Including forkball; A.J. Pierzynski caught the session.  Nikkan Sports 2/21/2014
Junichi Tazawa Bullpen 2/20 47 Nikkan Sports 2/21/2014

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Yu Darvish will pitch in an intra-squad game on the 24th.  He is also scheduled to pitch in six exhibition games.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2014

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Tsuyoshi Wada is scheduled to toss batting practice on the 21st.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2014

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Hiroki Kuroda was inspired to keep pitching by Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera.  From MLB.com's Bryan Hoch:

... "With Andy and Mariano gone, I'm still a year younger than Andy and a few years younger than Mariano," Kuroda said through an interpreter. "That sort of pushed me to probably go for one more year."

Kuroda turned 39 in February, and he said that the biggest thing on his mind was the age issue. He had been inspired in particular by Pettitte, who gave the Yankees 185 1/3 innings as a 41-year-old last season.

"It was encouraging for me to see a pitcher who's older than me to go out there and pitch in a rotation for a whole season," Kuroda said. "Now that he's gone, I'm really surprised. His presence was really big for me."

... Yankees manager Joe Girardi has acknowledged that he may have pushed Kuroda too hard with the club fighting to stay in playoff contention. Kuroda said that he is proud to have exceeded 200 innings in each of the last three seasons, but understands that it may be more important to finish the season strong.

Source: MLB.com 2/20/2014

Masahiro Tanaka was excused from general workouts on the 19th because he had to take care of some paperwork.  He finally made it onto the field for light workouts at around 11:06am.

Source: Sanspo 2/21/2014

Tanaka is scheduled to toss batting practice on the 21st.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2014

[2/20/2014] Shunsuke Watanabe, Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui

by on Feb.20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm, under MLB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Tsuyoshi Wada Bullpen 2/19 30 Third session.  Nikkan Sports 2/20/2014
Tomo Ohka Bullpen 2/19 35 First session; mostly knuckleballs.  Nikkan Sports 2/20/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama Bullpen 2/19 40 First session.  Nikkan Sports 2/20/2014
Shunsuke Watanabe Bullpen 2/19 38 Including breaking pitch; using minor league baseball.  Nikkan Sports 2/20/2014

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Shunsuke Watanabe met former teammate Julio Zuleta and posted some thoughts on his blog.  He mentions that Zuleta is interested in returning to Japan.

Source: Daily Sports 2/20/2014

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Ichiro Suzuki told the Associated Press he did not get frustrated with the news of the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran.  His reaction, was "oops."  Asked about reaching 3,000 hits, he said it was not a goal he was thinking about right now, but might should he ever get closer to it.  He added that he was taking things one year at a time.

Source: Associated Press 2/19/2014 (Washington Post)

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo will be celebrating Ichiro's 4,000th NPB+MLB hit with a special exhibition that will open on February 22 and run for about year.  Various memorabilia, including uniforms from the three organizations he has played for (Orix, Seattle, New York), will be put on display.

Source: official announcement

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Masahiro Tanaka could toss some batting practice on the 21st.

Source: Daily Sports 2/20/2014

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Funai Electric extended their partnership agreement with the Boston Red Sox.

Source: Press Release 2/19/2014 (Funai)

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The New York Daily News' Christian Red has written a piece on Hideki Matsui.

“The timing of when I retired and when (my son) was born was pretty much the same time. It was a big turning point in my life,” Matsui says. “My life is so drastically different, to where (my son) almost makes you forget about baseball, or that I was even playing baseball. It’s been great. I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with my family and my son. It’s been a wonderful experience so far. I feel I’m very lucky to spend this much time with my family.”

Source: New York Daily News 2/18/2014 via Nikkan Sports 2/20/2014

Matsui flew from his home in New York to Tampa on the 19th.

Source: Tokyo Sports 2/20/2014