Former Met Kaz Matsui Joins Rakuten Eagles of Japan

An article by posted on November 28, 2010

I thought this was interesting to share. 

Most of you still remember Kaz Matsui.

Since leaving Japan, he’s already moved three times, first to the Mets, then to the Rockies, and finally to the Astros. 

He finished the 2010 season in the Astros’ minor league system after being waived by them in May, and is now a free agent. 

If reports are correct, it appears that Matsui will leave MLB and return back to his home country of Japan to play baseball.

According to the AP and ESPN, Kaz Matsui has signed a deal with the Rakuten Eagles, of the Japanese Pacific League. 

I knew that Matsui was pretty much finished with MLB after his stint with the Astros. I saw his on the free agent list, and didn’t really expect him to get any major league offers. 

Maybe he’ll have some more success back in Japan. We’ll see what happens.

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