Matsui shuts down season to have surgery on left knee

Updated: September 22, 2008, 2:03 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Hideki Matsui's season is over.

The New York Yankees' slugger will have surgery on his ailing left knee Monday instead of traveling with the team to Toronto.

Sidelined from June 23 to Aug. 18 because inflammation in the knee, Matsui was 1-for-3 with a single and a run Sunday night in New York's 7-3 victory over Baltimore -- the final regular-season game at Yankee Stadium.

The outfielder-DH finished the year batting .294 with nine homers and 45 RBIs.

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