The Oakland Athletics have landed their new designated hitter.
The A's and free agent slugger Hideki Matsui finalized a one-year contract Tuesday after he passed a physical. The sides had agreed to terms during the weekend.
Oakland planned an afternoon news conference to formally introduce Matsui, who provides a reliable bat in the middle of the order that general manager Billy Beane was seeking this offseason.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
From The AP via SI.com: