Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 5/29/12
The Tampa Bay Rays made it official after weeks of speculation that Hideki Matsui is now a Ray. The 38 year old Matsui was called up from Triple A Durham after a 2-1 loss to the White Sox in Chicago with the Rays managing only 3 hits.   Riddled with injuries it was only short period of time before the Rays had to do something. The current roster looks nothing like we expected leading into the 2012 season. Now with the addition of Matsui, presumably for the DH spot, it’s going to be even more “non-Ray” like. I don’t know how much more duct tape and super glue this team can take before it implodes and falls off the face of the AL East. They have got to be teetering on the edge mentally. It is a meticulous balancing act the Joe Maddon is performing while his Rays stay in contention with Baltimore for the AL East lead.
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