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Hideki to Tampa?

12/5/2011

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.