Hideki to Tampa?

December, 5, 2011
12/05/11
3:48
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Tampa Bay has been linked to Hideki Matsui to continue their buding tradition of having former Yankee Red Sox stars become DHs for them at the end of their career. They had Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon, while they have often been linked to Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield, though, neither ever signed there.

How about Matsui?

"He's a wonderful professional," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.

Maddon went on to call him a "clutch hitter" and a "good man." He said the Rays are just now discussing their plans for the DH spot. Damon is still an option.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .291
HRM. Teixeira 17
RBIM. Teixeira 48
RB. Gardner 58
OPSJ. Ellsbury .777
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135