Matsui lets bat answer questions

The Angels' newest slugger has powerful debut

Updated: April 6, 2010, 10:13 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM -- For now at least, Hideki Matsui is renting a place in Huntington Beach, not buying.

A smart decision for a guy on a one-year contract with an offseason home in Japan, but maybe not in a down real-estate market where Orange County McMansions can be had for an embarrassing fraction of their previously inflated list prices.

"Well, basically, my salary has been slashed in half, so I don't think I can afford to buy," Matsui joked after his Angels debut Monday night in a 6-3 ...

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