Rays Grant Matsui’s Release

By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Time, via twitter, the Tampa Bay Rays have granted designated hitter Hideki Matsui his release from the team.

Matsui, 38, was signed as a minor league free agent by the Rays on April 30, 2012.

During his minor league tenure this season, he hit for .170/.231/.213 with 0 home runs and 4 RBIs through 13 games. In his major league action, he hit for a modest .147/.214/.221 with 2 home runs and 7 RBIs in 34 major league games. He collected just 14 hits.

According to Rays skipper, Joe Maddon, Matsui can still play, “just his mechanics need work.” Most people, including me, are speculating that this may be the beginning of the end for “Godzilla.”

Matsui spend the first 7 years of his major league career with the New York Yankees, played with the Angels in 2010 and with the Oakland Athletics in 2011.

Good luck with all future endeavors, Hideki Matsui.

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About Richard Janvrin

I'm a single dad who loves Baseball. In particlar, the Tampa Bay Rays, but I'm a baseball fan too. My sons name is Evan, after the great Evan Longoria. I love him to death. My son, not Longoria. Ha! Hope you enjoy my blog(s).

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