• Kyodo


Retired former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui is scheduled to observe the Yokohama BayStars’ spring training camp in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, from Feb. 5-7, the Central League club announced on Thursday.

Matsui, 40, who had stints with the Los Angles Angels, the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays after seven successful seasons with the Yankees, has been asked to spring training by BayStars manager Kiyoshi Nakahata.

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