Baseball / MLB Mar 11, 2015

Matsui named as Yankees advisor

Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui has been hired as a special advisor to team general manager Brian Cashman, the American League club announced on Tuesday. The Japanese slugger, a fan favorite at Yankee Stadium, was named 2009 World Series MVP after batting .615 ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 30, 2015

Matsui plans visit to Giants' training camp

Retired former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui will observe the Yomiuri Giants' spring training camp in Miyazaki on Feb. 3-4, Giants team representative Atsushi Harasawa revealed on Friday. The news came a day after it was announced that Matsui will visit the Yokohama BayStars' ...

Baseball Jan 28, 2014

Kubota, a master bat maker, announces retirement

The craftsman whose bats have launched thousands of big league hits for Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui is calling it quits after half a century at his craft. Master bat maker Isokazu Kubota told a news conference on Tuesday that having trained the next generation ...

Baseball / MLB Jul 6, 2013

Matsui to throw BP for Yanks' farm team

Former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui, the 2009 World Series MVP, will throw batting practice to the Staten Island Yankees prior to their game against the Hudson Valley Renegades on Saturday. Matsui, 39, is also scheduled to throw batting practice for the Single-A club on ...