- Associated Press - Monday, December 13, 2010

OAKLAND, CALIF. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal says free agent slugger Hideki Matsui and the Oakland Athletics are working to finalize a contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because there was no formal announcement.

Oakland has been looking for a new designated hitter to boost offense in the middle of the batting order.

The 36-year-old Matsui hit .274 with 21 home runs and 84 RBIs last season with the Los Angeles Angels, the A’s AL West rival. He spent his first seven major league seasons with the New York Yankees.


AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this report.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide