Matsui-mania in Surprise
While a crowd of 7,317 enjoyed a 12-3 Kansas City win and a beautiful afternoon on Saturday, there was another storyline. The Royals saw a familiar face in a new uniform. 2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui is now an Angel after seven seasons in Yankee pinstripes.
Cactus League regulars are getting their first look at Matsui this spring. He is popular with fans and his presence brings a contingent of Japanese media members on a daily basis. Matsui finished 0-for-3, however, he made fans by signing autographs before the game. The photos below show Matsui grounding out in the first inning. Photographers later captured pictures of Matsui in the dugout.