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Sure he retired last December, but, according to the New York Post, that isn't stopping the New York Yankees from offering Hideki Matsui a contract.
I'll let you make all the Yankees jokes, but, honestly, the team inking the former slugger to a one-day deal so he can ceremoniously "retire" in pinstripes is actually pretty cool.
The two-time All-Star, and fan favorite, concluded his Major League career with a .282 batting average and 175 home runs spread out over ten seasons. Combine that with his ten years with the Yomiuri Giants and you're looking at a .293 batting average, 2643 hits and an incredible 507 home runs.
Not too shabby.
Oh, and to top it all old...the Yankees have a Hideki Matsui Bobblehead Day planned for July 28 when the team concludes a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Well, Hideki Matsui will be returning to the Yankees.
For one day.
Plans are in the works for the Yankees to sign Matsui to a one-day contract so he can retire as a Yankee, according to George King of the New York Post. Matsui originally announced his retirement from baseball back in December.
Signed prior to the 2003 season, Matsui quickly became a fan favorite. Over his seven years...
Although the MRI results on third baseman Kevin Youkilis’ lower back came back negative, the Yankees will still likely place him on the disabled list, according to CBS Sports’ John Heyman.
Youkilis, 34, missed six straight games with lingering back issues before returning to the lineup on April 27 when he went 0-for-3 with a run scored; Youkilis was held out of the lineup on...
The New York Yankees have held trade talks with the Colorado
Rockies regarding third baseman Chris Nelson, who was recently designated for
assignment by the Rox. However, New York doesn’t appear to have much interest
in acquiring Nelson at this time, according to Andy McCullough of The
The Yankees have talked with the Rockies about DFA'd 3B Chris Nelson...
The Yankees have called up INF Corban Joseph to fill the vacated roster spot left by Kevin Youkilis, who was officially placed on the disabled list this afternoon with what is being called a lumbar spine strain, according to Bryan Hoch. The move is retroactive to April 28.
The 24-year-old, who was drafted out of high school by New York in the fourth round of the ’08 amateur draft...
April was a good month for Mariano Rivera and, by extension, the New York Yankees. Rivera set a personal record for saves in the month with nine. He added to that total last night as the team closed out the month with their 16th win of the season. In honor of his 10 saves, let's look back at the 10 biggest Yankee highlights for April 2013 (in no particular order):10- Four April...
The New York Yankees completed a four-game sweep of their American League East rivals, the under achieving Toronto Blue Jays, with a 3-2 win in the Bronx on Sunday.
Last year’s National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey, took the loss for the visitors despite turning in one of his best
Kevin Youkilis has joined Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson on the New York Yankees' disabled list.
The Yankees said Tuesday that Youkilis has a lumbar spine sprain and placed him on the 15-day DL.
Infielder Corban Joseph, who has never played in the major leagues, was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The 34-year-old Youkilis is...
Infielder Corban Joseph has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take the roster spot of veteran Kevin Youkilis who was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 28th. Joseph brings with him a solid, but unspectacular bat.
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Pettitte allowed 7 over 4.2 innings in loss. (Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America)
Houston Astros 9 — New York Yankees 1
Shocked by nine run, 17-hit outburst, Yankees fall by score of 9-1 to Houston Astros, ending the four-game winning streak.
Andy Pettitte couldn’t get things going in the right direction for him in tonight’s start. After getting the first two...
Jeter: Not watching "many games"
The New York Yankees are inching closer to getting two of their big bats back in the lineup. When that happens, who knows where this team can go considering what it has done in the face of such injury adversity. Curtis Granderson should be returning sometime this month, and it is possible that Mark Teixeira returns by the end of May as well. However, in Teixeira's case...
YES Network finally got around to putting together and airing a “Yankeeography’’ featuring Gene Michael.
Perhaps I’m a bit prejudiced about the production, but I think it is one of the best this outstanding series has aired.
“Oh, I was lucky with a lot of those trades that went down,’’ said Michael, 74, who has been the Yankees’ “Super Scout,’’ officially Senior...
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Brennan Boesch RF
Jayson Nix 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C
RHP Hiroki Kuroda
Robbie Grossman CF
Jose Altuve 2B
Jason Castro C
Carlos Pena 1B
Chris Carter D H
Rick Ankiel RF
Matt Dominguez 3B
Brandon Barnes LF
Marwin Gonzalez SS
RHP Philip Humber
R.A. Dickey had just been rocked by Lyle Overbay's two-run homer as the Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer got ready to throw one of his gimmicky pitches to the next batter. In the New York Yankees bullpen, David Robertson — who had just caught Overbay's dinger — was warming up to preserve the 3-2 Yankees lead.
Out in front of the dugout was that next batter — Eduardo...
Andy Pettitte just failed to reach a personal milestone.
The 40-year-old, though, made New York Yankees history the last time he faced the Houston Astros.
Pettitte will pitch against the only other major league team he's played for on Monday night when the Yankees go for a fifth straight win.
Trying to post victories in each of his first four starts for the first time, Pettitte...