Now Commenting On:

{"content":["interleague_play" ] }

Matsui strains right hamstring vs. Rays

Matsui strains right hamstring vs. Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Kazuo Matsui left Sunday's game against Tampa Bay with a strained right hamstring, which he suffered during his at-bat in the sixth inning while facing Rays lefty Scott Kazmir.

Matsui has been dealing with tightness in that area for a stretch of time and after the game said he'll know more about the severity of the condition on Tuesday, when the Astros open a homestand with the Texas Rangers.

"It just felt tight lately a little bit," he said. "I still have a little pain in that area. I'll see how I feel after the off-day."

Matsui grounded to shortstop during that at-bat. Mark Loretta entered the game in the bottom of the sixth to take Matsui's place at second base.

Matsui doubled in his first at-bat and singled in his second. The second baseman was hitting .217 on the road trip at the time of his injury, logging five hits in 23 at-bats.

Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["interleague_play" ] }
{"content":["interleague_play" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español