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Angels, Hideki Matsui Reach Agreement

7:15pm: The contract is worth "about" $6.5MM, tweets Feinsand.

6:32pm: It's a one-year deal, tweets Jon Heyman.

6:20pm: Meanwhile, both Ken Davidoff of Newsday (via Twitter) and Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News (via Twitter) tried to get a confirmation out of Matsui's agent, but he wouldn't Tell-em anything. 

6:12pm: Tyler Kepner of the New York Times has received confirmation that the two sides have reached an agreement (via Twitter).

1:21pm: The Angels are in serious discussions with Hideki Matsui for a DH role, reports ESPN's Jayson Stark.  Stark's colleague Buster Olney tweeted that he's heard Matsui's one-year deal with the Angels is for about $6.5MM.  Olney clarified to me via email that the Angels and Matsui are "on the verge" of an agreement.

Matsui, 35, hit .274/.367/.509 in 526 plate appearances for the Yankees this year, spending no time in the field.  He earned $13MM in the last year of a deal signed in November of '05.

Stark notes that a Matsui signing would mark the end of Vladimir Guerrero's Angels career.  The Halos ended up paying $77MM for six years of Vlad.








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