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Yankees Sign Matsui

Posted By Alex Belth On November 16, 2005 @ 6:36 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

As expected, the Bombers inked outfielder Hideki Matsui [1] to a four-year deal, worth $52 million [2]. It is a steep price to pay, but even if Matsui doesn’t give the Yankees great value on the field for the duration of the contract, his stature as Japan’s greatest star means big bucks for the team. Matsui was a relative bargain for the past three years and has been a solid, and exceedingly affable player.

The Yanks also excerised their option on Taynon Sturtze, who will make $1.5 million in 2006.

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[1] Hideki Matsui: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/16/sports/baseball/16yanks.html

[2] $52 million: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/366030p-311659c.html

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