Matsui remains option for Yanks


The New York Yankees may add one of the three most prominent remaining free agents — Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon or Hideki Matsui — within a week, according to an ESPN report.

“The Yankees are considering adding a left-handed bat, and Ibanez, Damon or Matsui could be on the team within a week,” ESPN said Monday in its online edition.

The sports network quoted a major league source as saying, “The prices still need to come down a little before the Yankees will make a deal with any of the three free agents they are interested in.”