Tyler Radecki
Tuesday January 17th, 2012

The New York Yankees and free-agent outfielder/designated hitter Hideki Matsui have been in contact this offseason, according to MLB Trade Rumors.

Matsui, 37, spent last season with the Oakland Athletics, hitting .251 with 12 home runs. Matsui spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Yankees (2003-2009), hitting .292 with 140 home runs during that span. According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Yankees have also been in contact with free-agent Johnny Damon and have just $1-2 million to spend on a designated hitter.

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