From Peter Abraham:

Hideki Matsui increased the intensity of his workouts in Tampa, Fla., doing more sprints and taking a longer session of batting practice. The injured designated hitter (left knee) could be a day or two from playing in a minor-league rehab game. "It was a good day," Matsui told the Associated Press. "As long as we keep progressing this way, I think I'll be able to play in a game soon."