Free agent infielder Kazuo Matsui, who on Monday announced his intention to try to play in the major leagues, has chosen Arn Tellem as his agent, baseball sources said Tuesday.

Tellem, who is also the agent for New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui, is an executive for world-known sports-marketing firm SFX Sports Group.

Matsui, who met Tellem in late October, said he felt secure in choosing Tellem for contract talks as he is the agent for countryman Matsui playing for the Bronx club.

“Since he (Tellem) is the agent for (Yankees) Matsui, I thought he must understand things about Japan. I’m also confident I will be able to explain my feelings to him,” said Matsui, who recently declared free agency from the Seibu Lions.

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