Hideki Matsui DH TB Mar 10 '79

Hideki Matsui will sign a one-day contract with the Yankees on July 28.

Matsui will officially announce his retirement and be honored at Yankee Stadium. The 38-year-old drew free agent interest this winter but decided against returning for an 11th MLB season. Matsui has a career .282/.360/.462 batting line with 175 home runs and 176 RBI over 1,236 total games in the major leagues.

Hideki Matsui DH TB Oct 07 '78

Hideki Matsui has decided to retire from baseball.

Matsui will make things official soon with a press conference in New York. The 38-year-old drew free agent interest this winter from a couple of big league teams but decided against returning for an 11th MLB season. He wound up batting .282/.360/.462 with 175 home runs over 1,236 games here in the states.

Hideki Matsui DH TB Aug 22 '78

Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow told Daily Sports that the team has had internal discussions about adding Hideki Matsui as a potential DH.

Matsui appeared in 34 games with the Rays during the 2012 campaign, posting a horrifying .147/.214/.221 line with two homers and seven RBI in 95 at-bats before being DFA'd. The 38-year-old veteran hasn't stated publicly whether he intends on playing or not in 2013.

Hideki Matsui DH TB May 12 '78

Rays released DH/OF Hideki Matsui.

Matsui was designated for assignment last week after batting just .147 (14-for-95) with two homers and a .435 OPS in 34 games played. It's possible the 38-year-old could generate interest elsewhere, but there's a non-zero chance that he has played his final game in the big leagues.

Hideki Matsui DH TB May 05 '78

Rays designated DH/OF Hideki Matsui for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for Ryan Roberts, who was acquired from the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Matsui really struggled during his time with the Rays, batting just .147 14-for-95) with two homers and a .435 OPS in 34 games played. This could be the end of the line for the 38-year-old.

Hideki Matsui DH TB Apr 25 '78

Hideki Matsui is starting at designated hitter for the Rays Sunday.

Matsui has been limited to pinch-hitting duty nearly all month due to a sore hamstring. He's obviously feeling better, but that .175/.241/.263 batting line remains ugly to look at.

Hideki Matsui DH TB Apr 18 '78

Hideki Matsui (hamstring) is running better but remains limited to pinch-hitting duty.

Matsui hurt his hamstring this past Monday and hasn't started a game since. He might be available to after the All-Star break.

Hideki Matsui DH TB Apr 16 '78

Hideki Matsui returned to action on Thursday July 5.

Hideki Matsui DH TB Apr 13 '78

Hideki Matsui (hamstring) could pinch-hit on Tuesday.

Matsui made an early exit from Monday's game after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring. The veteran outfielder is fully expected to avoid the disabled list.

Hideki Matsui DH TB Apr 12 '78

Hideki Matsui has been diagnosed with left hamstring tightness.

It's not clear at this point how long he'll be out, but it's usually more than a day-to-day injury. Matsui entered play Monday with just a .177/.235/.266 batting line and two homers over 25 games with the Rays.