Hideki Matsui retires as a Yankee

Updated: July 29, 2013, 2:04 AM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Hideki Matsui's baseball career in the United States ends the same way it began: as a member of the New York Yankees.

Matsui retired as a Yankee on Sunday, as he signed a one-day minor league deal with the team and later inked his retirement papers in a ceremony before the Yankees faced the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

Matsui officially retired in December, but went through this process to ensure that his final day in baseball would be as a member of the Yankees, who ...

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