Left-handed pitcher Yuki Matsui, who has saved 236 games in his career for the Pacific League's Rakuten Eagles, is interested in testing the free agent market this winter, including a possible move to Major League Baseball, a baseball source said Wednesday.

Matsui is apparently open to offers both in Japan and overseas. This season, he became the youngest pitcher to reach 200 career saves at the age of 27 years, 5 months, while saving a career-high 39 and leading the league for the third time.

He was a member of Japan's World Baseball Classic championship team in March.

Rakuten Eagles relief pitcher Yuki Matsui pitches against the Nippon Ham Fighters in their Pacific League game at Sendai's Rakuten Mobile Park on Oct. 5, 2023. (Kyodo)

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