Hideki Matsui cut by Rays
BALTIMORE -- Hideki Matsui was cut by the Tampa Bay Rays to make room for newcomer Ryan Roberts, who was in the starting lineup Wednesday night against the Orioles.
The 38-year-old was designated for assignment. The 2009 World Series MVP for the New York Yankees was batting .147 with two homers and seven RBIs and was hitless in his last 16 trips to the plate.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said he spoke with Matsui and his interpreter Tuesday night.
"He was stoic. He understood the ...
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