Found January 16, 2012 on
Bronx Baseball Daily:
The latest rumor in the Yankees quest for a DH is that they have apparently reached out and contacted Hideki Matsui, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Matsui, who turns 38 in June, is not cut out to play full-time as he had a .321 OBP and a .375 slugging percentage that pales in comparison to what he’s done in the past. He really couldn’t be apart of a platoon with Andruw Jones either as he hits lefties significantly better than he does righties at this point.
It is understandable that Yankees fans might want Matsui and even Johnny Damon back, but they are simply better off without either. They are just not the same players as they once were and if the Yankees did sign them it would just get sad very quickly.
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