More Yankees: Game 25: Yankees vs. Astros
Matsui originally came over the to MLB from Japan with the Yankees, and played for the team until after the 2009 season.
Known as "Godzilla," he instantly became a fan-favorite in the Bronx, and was able to provide the team with a good amount of pop from the corner-outfield spot. He was a model of consistency for the team, and was a fixture for the mid-2000s Yankees teams.
Matsui has not received much, if any, interest about a contract this year, so his retirement was imminent in either case. It is nice to see a player want to retire with the team that brought him into the league.