According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, free agent designated hitter Hideki Matsui isn't close to signing with any team. While Matsui won't pull a Roy Oswalt right now, he's expected to keep playing the waiting game throughout spring training and see which teams eventually have needs he can fulfill.
Matsui, 37, hit .251/.321/.375 with 12 home runs in 585 plate appearances last season with the Oakland Athletics. Playing in Oakland won't help your statistics, but Matsui did have a pretty good 2010 with the Angels when he hit .274/.361/.459 with 21 homers in 558 plate appearances. Despite getting plate appearances in the mid-500s in each of the past three years, Matsui has this label of being injury prone that he isn't able to shake off.
- Twitter / @BloggingBombers: Spoke with someone that said Hideki Matsui isn't close to signing anywhere. He'll likely wait and see which teams have needs as ST goes on.