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The White Sox are interested in Hideki Matsui

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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Designated hitter Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim singles in the 9th inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox are talking to free agent Hideki Matsui. He makes sense if they can’t get anyone else to play DH. He can still hit the long ball, and there aren’t many places more conducive to the long ball than U.S. Cellular Field.

I hope this holds off for a couple more weeks, though, because if it does, my two favorite things from last year’s Winter Meetings -- (a) Japanese reporters asking everyone about whether they want Matsui on their team; and (b) Ozzie Guillen’s strident quotes about not wanting a dedicated DH -- will both be relevant again.