Video: Hideki Matsui hits a monster homer in the Yankees Old Timers Game


Hideki Matsui doesn’t seem like an old timer. His last season was 2012 but it sort of feels like yesterday. Indeed, a lot about his career feels time warpy in certain respects. His last season as a Yankee was 2009 but it feels like he never played anywhere else. His wanderings through Anaheim, Oakland and Tampa Bay feel distinctly non-canon. He was one of the more beloved Yankees of the past 10-15 years or so, so it’s hard to picture him with anyone else even though we know he did.

I guess, by baseball standards, he’s an old timer. He’s younger than Bartolo Colon and Ichiro. He’s only a month and a half older 13 and a half months older than A-Rod. But thats still old. And yesterday he played in the Yankees Old Timers Game. He took fellow Old Timer David Cone deep to right field:

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Dodgers sign Miguel Rojas to 1-year, $6M deal thru 2024

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.

The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.

The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.

Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.