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Hideki Matsui AS-2AW-7WS-1

+ New York Yankees Status: Retired
Biography Data
Positions: LF-620, DH-488, CF-77, RF-13, OF-2
Proper Name: Hideki Matsui
Nickname(s): Godzilla
Born: June 12, 1974 (40.287)
Place Ishikawa, Japan
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 210 Bats/Throws: Left-Right
High School:
Drafted: 2002 -- Signed as free agent by New York Yankees
MLB Debut:March 31,2003 (28.292)
TBC Player ID:20169
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2013-07-28 - New York Yankees - Signed to minor league contract so he could retire as a Yankee More
Prospect Ranks:[2003]MLB #8
Recent Contract:Signed to minor league contract so he could retire as a Yankee by New York Yankees (2013-07-28)
Organizations:NYA, ANA, OAK, TBA
Scouting Scores
speed contact patience batting power
21 69 77 69 63

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2013MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2013-07-28New York YankeesdhRNew York YankeesMLBSigned to minor league contract so he could retire as a Yankee---
    2012-12-27-dhR-MLBAnnounced retirement---
    2012-08-01-dhFA-MLBReleased by Rays---
    2012-07-25Tampa Bay Raysrf-dhDFATampa Bay RaysMLBDesignated for assignment---
    2012-05-29Tampa Bay RaysdhActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLBContract purchased from Durham (AAA)40man
    2012-04-30Tampa Bay RaysOFMinorsTampa Bay RaysMLBSigned to minor league contract---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Granted free agency
    Signed by Athletics
    Granted free agency
    Signed by Angels
    Contract purchased by Yankees from Yomiuri
    Signed as undrafted Free Agent by Yankees.
    Drafted by Yomiuri (Japan) in first round of 1992 Japanese draft
    Draft Instances
    Signed as undrafted free agent by the New York Yankees in 2002.
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2012Tampa Bay Rays$ 480,000760320$ 480,000$ 2,952,482
    2011Oakland Athletics$ 4,250,000212777$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Los Angeles Angels$ 6,000,000144784$ 400,000$ 2,812,5942010-12-14 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($4.25m)
    2009New York Yankees$ 13,000,00040995$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-12-06 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($6m)
    2008New York Yankees$ 13,000,000391096$ 390,000$ 2,696,252
    2007New York Yankees$ 13,000,00027797$ 380,000$ 2,459,737
    2006New York Yankees$ 13,000,00022898$ 327,000$ 2,365,072
    2005New York Yankees$ 8,000,000701292$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-11-16 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2006-2009 ($52m)
    2004New York Yankees$ 7,000,000811391$ 300,000$ 2,070,100
    2003New York Yankees$ 6,000,0001121286$ 300,000$ 2,163,527

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