clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Hideki Matsui Rumors: New York Yankees Have Talked With Former Outfielder/DH

After solidifying their starting pitching rotation Friday there's just one more thing that the New York Yankees needto before Spring Training -- a designated hitter -- and according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman the Yankees have contacted former Pinstriper Hideki Matsui, who's free agent.

Matsui is a "decent fit" says Heyman, who broke the story Monday.


Related: Yankees open to Johnny Damon return? And is Carlos Pena an option?

According a report by SI.com:

Matsui, 37, spent last season with the Oakland Athletics, hitting .251 with 12 home runs. Matsui spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Yankees (2003-2009), hitting .292 with 140 home runs during that span.

Matsui could be a solid candidate to fill the Yankees vacant DH spot, which last season was shared by Jorge Posada, who has a slim chance of resigning with New York as he's contemplating retirement, third basemen Alex Rodriguez and newly dealt Jesus Montero

For more coverage of the Yankees trade and free agency rumors, stay tuned to our StoryStream. For more Yankees coverage, visit our team page or our blog Pinstripe Alley..