Sports

Hideki Matsui Officially Joins Rays

View Comments
File Photo (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

File Photo (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays
Upcoming Games

Buy Rays Tickets Full Schedule
Rays Central
Shop for Rays Gear
Buy Rays Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have purchased the contract of designated hitter Hideki Matsui from Triple-A Durham.

The team announced the move before Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox.

Matsui, who turns 38 on June 12, played 13 games with Durham after signing a minor league contract with Tampa Bay on April 30. He has played nine seasons in the major leagues with the New York Yankees (2003-09), Los Angeles Angels (2010) and Oakland Athletics (2011) following a 10-year career with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Central League.

To make room for Matsui on the roster, the Rays optioned outfielder-designated hitter Stephen Vogt to Durham and transferred outfielder Brandon Guyer from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 979 other followers