Hideki Matsui Signs One-Year Contract With Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics signed free-agent designated hitter Hideki Matsui to a one-year contract, the Major League Baseball team said on its website.

Matsui, 36, batted .274 with 21 home runs and 84 runs batted in for the Los Angeles Angels last season.

He spent his first seven major-league seasons with the New York Yankees and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 World Series.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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