Hideki Matsui

Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

Rays Release Hideki Matsui At His Request

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have granted Hideki Matsui his release. Matsui was designated for assignment last week and manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday that the team released Matsui at his request. […]

CBS Tampa–08/02/2012

Tampa Bay Rays v Kansas City Royals

Rays Part Ways With Matsui

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hideki Matsui was cut by the Tampa Bay Rays to make room for newcomer Ryan Roberts, who was in the starting lineup Wednesday night against the Orioles. The 38-year-old was designated for […]

CBS Tampa–07/25/2012

Chicago White Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

Matsui Homers But Rays Humbled by Humber

  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Philip Humber didn’t match the performance in his previous win. Nearly impossible to do that. After more than a month without a win, though, he was still pretty happy. […]

CBS Tampa–05/30/2012

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Hideki Matsui Officially Joins Rays

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. […]


Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

Hideki Matsui Excited To Play For Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hideki Matsui thinks he can still perform at a high level and help the Tampa Bay Rays. “I really don’t have any doubts,” the two-time AL All-Star said Tuesday during […]

CBS Tampa–05/01/2012

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners

Matsui Signs Minor League Deal With Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hideki Matsui has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, and the two-time AL All-Star will report Wednesday to extended spring training in Port Charlotte. Tampa Bay […]


Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners

Rays in Discussions With Hideki Matsui

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays would like to bolster their depth at designated hitter and in the outfield and have had discussions with free agent Hideki Matsui. If signed, Matsui likely […]

CBS Tampa–04/23/2012

Tampa Bay Rays v Oakland Athletics

Rays Thumped, Price Makes Early Exit

Oakland (CBS) The Rays hoped to find greener pastures during this 10-game road trip, but the excursion out west has been an uphill battle for Tampa Bay as they lost 6-1 to the Oakland Athletics […]


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