Hideki Matsui is confident that he can return to the outfield next season with the Angels. Matsui returned to Japan on Wednesday, two weeks after signing a one-year, $6 million deal with Los Angeles. "I'd like to prove I can play defense at spring training," Matsui said. "It will be difficult to play defense every day like in the past, but I'd like to reach the point where I'm able to play defense once every few games." He has been slowed by surgically repaired knees.