It’s official. 2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui is going to the Angels. He’ll be switching coasts in the upcoming season. Look for Godzilla sightings in SoCal. He got a one-year deal reportedly worth $6.5 million with the Halos. The 35 year old will likely continue his role as a designated hitter.
Matsui’s combined Japan and the United States stats : 133 hits shy of 2,500, 28 home runs shy of 500 and 14 RBIs shy of 1,500. And in the Majors, he’s 23 hits shy of 1,000, 84 games shy of 1,000 and two doubles shy of 200.
Hideki Matsui signs with Los Angeles Angels
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