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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:05:13 -0800
Former MLB OF/DH Hideki Matsui said he received several offers this offseason to play for teams in Japan but decided to retire because he felt he was no longer playing the game at a high level. The only MLB team that was known to have interest in him was the Houston Astros.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:50:02 -0800
Free-agent DH Hideki Matsui (Rays) will announce his retirement from professional baseball.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:51:29 -0800
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Saturday, Nov. 10, that the team has had internal discussions about free-agent DH Hideki Matsui (Rays) serving as their designated hitter in 2013.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:58:37 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays released DH Hideki Matsui Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:07:56 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays designated DH Hideki Matsui for assignment Wednesday, July 25, to make room for recently acquired 3B Ryan Roberts on the roster. Matsui was hitting .147 and was in an 0-for-16 slump.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:48:41 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld (wrist) felt fine after playing nine innings in a rehab outing Wednesday, July 18, and he will stay with Triple-A Durham through the weekend. Fuld is likely to replace DH Hideki Matsui on the roster soon. Matsui went 0-for-3 Thursday, July 19, dropping his average to .159 with. He has no home runs and three RBIs in his last 28 games.
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:04:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld (wrist) has played in six rehab games with Single-A Charlotte and Triple-A Durham and is getting close to returning to the team. DH Hideki Matsui, who is hitting just .165, might be the odd-man out when Fuld is activated.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:16:11 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays may make a move involving DH Hideki Matsui once OF Matt Joyce (back, oblique) is ready to come off the disabled list. Matsui is hitting .167 this season.
Sun, 08 Jul 2012 17:20:55 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays DH Hideki Matsui (hamstring) continues to run much better, but he remained limited to pinch-hitting duties Sunday, July 8, against the Cleveland Indians. He did not get into the game.
Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:33:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays DH Hideki Matsui (hamstring) said he likely will be a pinch hitter for the last two games before the All-Star break but expects to be 100 percent healthy after the break.