Well looks like he’s not done quite yet folks. Hideki Matsui who has been training feverishly in NYC according to reports to get another crack at a rotation spot in the bigs. Looks like the Rays are going to sign him to a minor league contract and see how things go with his stroke.
The Rays are expected to sign designated hitter Hideki Matsui, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports (Twitter links). Matsui, who turns 38 in June, could sign a minor league contract with the Rays before long.
Matsui spent last year with the Athletics and posted a .251/.321/.375 line with 12 home runs and 28 doubles in 585 plate appearances. However, he finished strong, posting a .295/.353/.425 line in the second half. Matsui, a Wasserman Media Group client, has been preparing for the 2012 season in the New York area, according to Curry.