Mets, Dodgers among suitors

Updated: December 4, 2003, 9:58 PM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Japan's Kazuo Matsui will choose from four major league teams courting him, according to media reports.

ESPN's Peter Gammons reports the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers are the front-runners for Matsui, a seven-time All-Star in Japan.

The 28-year-old switch-hitting shortstop didn't specify which teams he was considering, citing ongoing negotiations, the national Asahi newspaper and other major dailies reported Friday.

"I don't think it will take long to reach a ...

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