by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/30/2013) Former Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui will sign a minor-league contract and retire July 28 as a Yankee, the team announced Thursday. Matsui will be honored in a pregame ceremony on that day.
A Yankee for seven of his 10-year major-league career, Matsui hit .292/.370/.482 with 140 home runs, 597 RBI, 536 runs scored and 12 stolen bases as a member of the organization.
Matsui calls it quits
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/27/2012) According to a report from Sankei Sports, outfielder Hideki Matsui will announce his retirement Thursday night. Matsui spent the first seven years of his major league career with the Yankees, and then he spent a season each with the Angels, Athletics and Rays. He hit .282 with 175 home runs in the majors, and prior to that, he had played for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League for 10 seasons.