Daisuke Matsuzaka RUMORS & NEWS

  • Daisuke Matsuzaka is going back to Japan

    Hardball Talk "Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets. According to the Japan Times he’s agreed to a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who are the reigning Japanese League champions." November 25

  • Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka might throw in rehab game as early as next week

    Newark Star-Ledger "Daisuke Matsuzaka threw off flat ground today and may pitch in a game as soon as next week, Mets manager Terry Collins says. The right-handed pitcher has been on the disabled list since July 26 with elbow inflammation. Collins expects Matsuzaka to get a start somewhere in the minor leagues so..." August 07

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  • Versatile Matsuzaka back in Mets’ starting rotation

    New York Post "Daisuke Matsuzaka has worn just about every hat for the Mets this season, but will return to his most familiar spot on Wednesday. The veteran right-hander will get the ball against the Cubs at Wrigley Field as a bridge until Dillon Gee [strained lat] returns from the disabled list. Matsuzaka is..." June 04

  • Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka takes time to warm to reliever role

    Newark Star-Ledger "Before he was dropped into the Mets bullpen, Daisuke Matsuzaka thought he may never be a reliever. It took too long for him to prepare for a start, too long to get his right arm ready for the rigors of a game. To enter a game as a reliever — with little preparation — would be a time constraint..." May 01

  • Daisuke Matsuzaka appears to be the Mets’ fifth starter

    ESPN.com "If there was any uncertainty about the final spot in the rotation, Daisuke Matsuzaka seemed to clear it up Monday. A day after Jenrry Mejia had a strong five-inning showing, the apparent front-runner Matsuzaka blanked the St. Louis Cardinals into the seventh inning. That seemingly locked in..." March 25

  • Dice-K, Lannan favorites for fifth spot in rotation with Mets

    MLB.com "Most managers say no one earns a roster spot off only how he performs in Spring Training. Track records come into play. Daisuke Matsuzaka has a track record, so too does John Lannan. Consequently, each has an advantage over Jenrry Mejia in the competition for the fifth spot in the Mets' rotation...." March 03

  • Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka already in regular season form

    Newark Star-Ledger "As the Mets ease into spring training, on just the fifth official day for pitchers and catchers, it is apparent that Daisuke Matsuzaka is working off his own schedule. He began throwing on Jan. 1. When Matsuzaka long tosses with his counterparts in the outfield on Field 5 at the Tradition Field..." February 20

  • Dice-K brilliant as Mets eke past Reds, 1-0

    New York Post "Daisuke Matsuzaka might not have been such a bad addition for the Mets after all. The veteran right-hander was an unmitigated disaster in his first three starts for the team nearly earning him a pink slip but for the past three weeks has been as consistent as any member of the Mets’..." September 26

  • Daisuke Matsuzaka has MLB deal to pitch for Mets

    CBSSports.com "Daisuke Matsuzaka has a deal with the Mets sources say. Word is he is expected to go right to the big leagues with the Mets. The Mets have suffered some injuries to their rotation lately including Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia" August 22

  • Indians release RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Rotoworld "Matsuzaka was let go after he asked for his release. The 32-year-old right-hander has pitched exclusively with Triple-A Columbus this season posting a 3.92 ERA and 95/39 K/BB ratio in 103 1/3 innings over 19 starts. It's unclear what his next move will be." August 20

  • Indians re-sign Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps to minor league deals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians have re-signed veteran right-handers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps after releasing them earlier in the week. Matsuzaka and Capps will stay in big league camp until the Indians leave Arizona for the regular season Saturday. They will then report to Class AAA Columbus. Capps is..." March 26

  • Dice-K released by Indians

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians released Daisuke Matsuzaka from the contract he signed Feb. 18 this afternoon. Last week the Tribe told Matsuzaka he would not win a berth in the rotation, but he agreed to go to the minors upon receiving a $100,000 retention bonus that bound him to the team until June 1. Otherwise..." March 25

  • Dice-K won't break camp with Indians but will stay with organization

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Daisuke Matsuzaka says his "intentions' are to stay in the Indians'organization, which means the veteran right-hander will start the season in the minors. GM Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona told Matsuzaka and reliever Matt Capps on Monday that they would not make the opening day..." March 18

  • Dice-K, Matt Capps won't break camp with Indians

    Akron Beacon Journal "Catchers Brian Jeroloman and Omir Santos, infielder Luis Hernandez, outfielder Matt Carson, plus reliever Matt Capps and starter Daisuke Matsuzaka were informed they would not make the team out of spring training but were being kept in major-league camp. ""We talked to all those guys and told..." March 18

  • Indians Officially Sign Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Let's Go Tribe "It's definitely not standard procedure to introduce a minor-league signing to the media, but Daisuke Matsuzaka isn't your ordinary minor-league free agent. Matsuzaka came to the US six years ago after a brilliant career in Japan. He was (and still is) a household name in Japan, so when he reported..." February 13