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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 with New York, “Godzilla” was named to two All-Star teams, and hit .292/.370/.482 with 140 homers and 540 RBIs. He was named the World Series MVP in 2009 after securing the Yankees’ 27th World Championship with one of the greatest World Series performances of all time. In that series, he hit .615 with three homers and eight RBIs.
After the Yankees, Matsui went on to play with the Angels, A’s and Rays before announcing his retirement.
The Yankees will give out Hideki Matsui bobbleheads on July 28 at Yankee Stadium.
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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.
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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.
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Kevin Youkilis has joined Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson on the New York Yankees' disabled list.
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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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Rays ace David Price has never been known as a hot-headed hurler. But all that changed Sunday after he faced the White Sox.
The defending AL Cy Young winner pitched well, allowing three earned runs and striking out nine in seven innings to earn his first win of the season , 8-3 in Chicago. But despite the sparkling outing, Price was none too pleased with home-plate umpire Tom Hallion...
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This is one of the most incredible picture I’ve ever seen. Tampa Bay Rays sideline reporter Kelly Nash posted this picture that she took while the team was in Boston.
“Most dangerous selfie ever. That happened.”
Nash has already shot down anyone who had a thought this was Photoshopped.
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The Tampa Bay Rays have activated outfielder/designated hitter Luke Scott from the disabled list on Tuesday. Scott, who has been suffering from a strained calf since the end of spring training should be a regular in the Tampa Bay lineup.
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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.
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David Price struck out nine in winning for first time this season, Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead RBI single in a three-run eighth spurred by Alex Rios' error and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Sunday.
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