League officials asked for Yankee move

Updated: November 17, 2003, 11:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Hideki Matsui may be going back to Japan next season -- and taking the rest of the New York Yankees with him.

The baseball commissioner's office asked the American League champions on Monday to consider moving their 2004 season opener to Japan, where the outfielder won three Most Valuable Player awards with the Yomiuri Giants.

While no public announcement was made, the talks were confirmed by two baseball officials who spoke on the condition they not be identified.

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