Hideki Matsui had his knee drained on Aug. 15. He is only 6 for 23 since, but four of those hits were home runs against the Red Sox over the weekend.
Even via transator Roger Kahlon, Matsui let his sense of humor come through.
“The home runs are good,” he said. “They make it much easier on the knees.”
I don’t believe the Yankees will retain Matsui after this season given his limitations and the need moving forward to give other aging players time as the DH. But Godzilla will be missed. His 162-game average is 25 homers, 95 runs scored and 105 RBI. The man produces runs.