Sources: A's, Hideki Matsui agree

Updated: December 14, 2010, 1:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Designated hitter Hideki Matsui agreed to a one-year, $4.25 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

One of A's general manager Billy Beane's priorities this offseason was to find a reliable hitter who can help the club score more runs for its talented pitching staff.

The 36-year-old Matsui hit .274 with 21 home runs and 84 RBIs with the Angels last season, his first season in Anaheim after seven seasons with the New York Yankees. ...

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