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Kazuo Matsui

Kazuo Matsui
Personal information
NameKazuo Matsui
松井 稼頭央
TeamTohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
PositionSecond baseman
Professional debut
Debut leagueNPB
Debut dateApril 5, 1995
Debut teamSeibu Lions
Debut leagueMLB
Debut dateApril 6, 2004
Debut teamNew York Mets
Batting average.309
Runs batted in569
Stolen bases306
MLB (2010 season)
Batting average.267
Runs batted in211
Stolen bases102
*Seibu Lions (1995 2003) *New York Mets (2004 2006) *Colorado Rockies (2006 2007) *Houston Astros (2008 2010) *Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (2011-present)
*1998 Pacific League MVP

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|} (born October 23, 1975 in Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese second baseman for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball. Matsui is a switch-hitter. Matsui is not related to Hideki Matsui, the designated hitter for the Oakland Athletics.

Matsui signed with the New York Mets on December 17, 2003, becoming the first Japanese infielder to sign with a Major League Baseball team.

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