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Boras to represent Japanese pitching star Matsuzaka

ST. LOUIS -- Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka selected
Scott Boras to represent him in negotiations with major league
teams, the agent said Tuesday.

Matsuzaka's rights are expected to be "posted" by the Seibu
Lions next month, meaning that all 30 Major League teams can bid on
the 26-year-old right-hander. The team with the highest bid gains
the right to attempt to sign the pitcher.

Matsuzaka was 17-5 with a 2.13 ERA and 200 strikeouts this year,
and he impressed many major league scouts last March during the
World Baseball Classic, where he was selected MVP as Japan won the
title.