Hideki Matsui leaves with injury

Updated: July 2, 2012, 8:29 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Right fielder Hideki Matsui has left Tampa Bay's game against the New York Yankees because of left hamstring tightness.

Matsui played two innings in the field Monday night, but Jeff Keppinger hit for him in the bottom of the second.

Matsui, who joined the Rays on May 29, is hitting .177 with two homers and seven RBIs in 26 games.


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