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Godzilla files for free agency, plans to resurface in U.S.:
Hideki "Godzilla" Matsui of the Yomiuri Giants, Japanese pro baseball's leading slugger and the guy American scouts wanted before settling for Ichiro as the first J'ese non-pitcher in (modern era) MLB, has decided to make the move after all. Fresh off a Japan Series sweep and a great year at the plate (.334, 50 HR, 107 RBI in 130 game season), the 28-year-old is getting attention from the Yankees.