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Hideki Matsui Will Be Called Up By Rays, According To Report

The Tampa Bay Rays are expected to call up designated hitter Hideki Matsui on Tuesday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay TImes. Matsui signed a minor-league contract with the Rays at the end of April, and he's been getting back into shape in extending spring training in Port Charlotte. He then reported to Triple-A Durham where he hit .170 in 13 games with the Bulls. That time in the minors will reportedly end Tuesday, via Topkin:

The Rays are expected to call up designated hitter/outfielder Hideki Matsui from Triple-A Durham, with the veteran left-handed hitter scheduled to join them for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

Tampa Bay will make a corresponding roster move Tuesday, with C Stephen Vogt potentially getting sent down to make room.

While he will likely be in the dugout on Tuesday against the White Sox, it's still unclear whether manager Joe Maddon will put him in the lineup.

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