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Matsui promises to make playing decision soon

Updated: December 14, 2005, 10:49 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Still undecided if he'll take part in the inaugural World Baseball Classic, Japanese star Hideki Matsui is torn between an obligation to an entire nation and the New York Yankees.

Hideki Matsui

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2005 SEASON STATISTICS

GM HR RBI R OBP AVG

162 23 116 108 .367 .305

In a country that places a premium on duty, there is tremendous pressure on Matsui to represent Japan ...

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