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Hideki Matsui of the New York Yankees in the dugout late in the game versus the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (April 25, 2003)

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See photos of former Yankees outfielder/DH Hideki Matsui throughout his MLB career.

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 14,
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(FILES) This file photo taken on January 14, 2003 shows Japanese baseball superstar Hideki Matsui, aka "Godzilla" and formerly of the Yomiuri Giants, smiling as he poses in his new Yankees uniform with Yankees manager Joe Torre (R) and Jean Afterman (L) as he is introduced to the media during at press conference in a Times Square Hotel in New York. Japanese slugger Hideki Matsui, the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 World Series, announced his retirement on December 27, 2012. Matsui, 38, played professional baseball for 20 years -- starring in Japan for a decade before embarking on a 10-year career in the US Major Leagues. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 16,
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(FILES) This file photo taken on April 16, 2003 shows Hideki Matsui of the New York Yankees tossing his bat after hitting a single in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in New York. Japanese slugger Hideki Matsui, the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 World Series, announced his retirement on December 27, 2012. Matsui, 38, played professional baseball for 20 years -- starring in Japan for a decade before embarking on a 10-year career in the US Major Leagues. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Stan HONDASTAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Hideki Matsui of the New York Yankees in
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Hideki Matsui of the New York Yankees in the dugout late in the game versus the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (April 25, 2003)

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Hideki Matsui smiles during a news conference to announce his retirement. (Dec. 27, 2012)

Hideki Matsui of the Tampa Bay Rays during
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Hideki Matsui of the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (June 5, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, races
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Tampa Bay Rays' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, races home to score on a two-run double by Matt Joyce off New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana during an interleague baseball game Thursday, June 14, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa Bay designated hitter Hideki Matsui fouls off
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Tampa Bay designated hitter Hideki Matsui fouls off a pitch during a game against the Mets. (June 13, 2012)

Hideki Matsui flies out to Mets center fielder
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Hideki Matsui flies out to Mets center fielder Andres Torres during the second inning. (June 13, 2012)

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Hideki Matsui of theTampa Bay Rays looks on
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Hideki Matsui of theTampa Bay Rays looks on from the dugout against the Yankees. (June 7, 2012)

Hideki Matsui of the Tampa Bay Rays in
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Hideki Matsui of the Tampa Bay Rays in action during the second inning of a game against the Yankees. (June 5, 2012)

Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui hits a fly
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Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui hits a fly out to left field in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., on Sunday, April 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Christine Cotter)

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Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bats against the New York Yankees during the Yankees home opener at Yankee Stadium. (April 13, 2010)

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels
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Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs onto the field to receive his World Series ring for being a member of the 2009 New York Yankees World Series Championship team. (April 13, 2010)

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New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, left, embraces Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui after both received 2009 World Series. (April 13, 2010)

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels
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Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is tagged out by catcher Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees after Posada dropped the third strike on a swing in the first inning during the Yankees home opener. (April 13, 2010)

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels
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Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim poses after receiving his World Series ring for being a member of the 2010 New York Yankees World Series Championship team. (April 13, 2010)

LA Angels Hideki Matsui tps his cap to
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LA Angels Hideki Matsui tps his cap to the crowd at Yankees Stadium as the team runs in from the field to congratulate him during a ceremony where the team recieved their World Series Rings. (April 13, 2010)

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels
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Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acknowledges the fans after he received his World Series ring for being a member of the 2010 New York Yankees Worlder Series Championship team prior to playing against the New York Yankees during the Yankees home opener at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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Los Angeles Angels left fielder Hideki Matsui warms
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Los Angeles Angels left fielder Hideki Matsui warms up before their baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, April 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Hideki Matsui (right)
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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Hideki Matsui (right) high-fives coach Deno Ebel as he heads to home plate after hitting a home run in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on Friday, April 9, 2010. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, stands
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Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, stands in the dugout after flying out against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, watches
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Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, watches his game winning RBI-single against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, center,
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Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, center, runs to first after his game winning RBI-single against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Hideki Matsui of the Los Angeles Angels of
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Hideki Matsui of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks off the field after defeating Oakland. (Apr. 10, 2010)

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 10: Hideki Matsui #55
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ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 10: Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs safe to third base in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics on April 10, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, reacts
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Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui, of Japan, reacts after hitting a foul ball in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, April 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Brett Gardner #11
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ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees receives a high five from Hideki Matsui #55 after scoring the go ahead run in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on September 22, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Yankees defeated the Angels 6-5. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Hideki Matsui #55
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Hideki Matsui #55 of the New York Yankees hits a three-run home run in front of Chad Moeller #16 of the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium on September 13, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Hideki Matsui knocks the ball out of the glove of Blue Jays catcher Rod Barajas while sliding in to score during the third inning.

New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui watches his RBI
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New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui watches his RBI single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

New York Yankees Hideki Matsui smiles as he
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New York Yankees Hideki Matsui smiles as he is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three run home run, his second of the night, against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of their baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday Aug. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui is congratulated after
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New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui is congratulated after scoring on a double by Jerry Hairston Jr. against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, during a baseball game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui singles in a
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New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui singles in a run against the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, during a baseball game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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