Daisuke Matsuzaka

#16 RP / N.Y. Mets / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 lb Age: 35 College: No College Bats/Throws -/-
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  • Veteran pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has apparently decided to return to Japan to continue his playing career, according to The Japan Times. Fukuoka Softbank Hawks team president Yoshimitsu Goto said Monday the team hopes to have a deal with Matsuzaka in place "in the coming days."

    Matsuzaka was a highly touted international free agent when he signed with the Boston Red Sox in December 2006. His MLB career peaked in 2008, when he went 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 29 starts for Boston. However, his career after that was marred by injury. He spent the last two seasons in the majors with the New York Mets , but he also played for the Indians' Triple-A team in 2013.

    Matsuzaka went 56-43 with a 4.45 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 158 MLB appearances (132 starts).

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  • It appears veteran pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is on the verge of returning to play baseball in Japan next season, according to WEEI.com.

    Matsuzaka was a highly touted international free agent when he signed with the Boston Red Sox in December 2006. His MLB career peaked in 2008, when he went 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 29 starts for Boston. However, his career after that was marred by injury. He spent the last two seasons in the majors with the New York Mets , but he also played for the Cleveland Indians ' Triple-A team in 2013.

    Matsuzaka went 56-43 with a 4.45 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 158 MLB appearances (132 starts).

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  • Veteran right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka has stated his desire to pitch as a starter somewhere going forward - and that somewhere could be Japan.

    The Pacific League champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks are planning to offer Matsuzaka a four-year deal, according to Sports Hochi. The deal would be worth about $3.58 million per season.

    The 34-year-old Matsuzaka went 3-3 with a 3.89 ERA for the New York Mets in 2014. Only nine of his 34 appearances were as a starter and he is unlikely to land a spot in the rotation of a Mets team next season that is getting younger, healthier and stronger.

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  • New York Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka returned to action Thursday against the Nationals, making his first appearance since Aug. 30. He permitted one hit and three walks while striking out one over three scoreless innings of work. He owns a 4.05 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 80 innings of relief.

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  • New York Mets pitchers Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka received cortisone injections in their ailing elbows Tuesday, the team announced.

    Both players will rest for the next few days before returning to the team for a weekend series in Cincinnati, though it is not clear if they are expected to be available to pitch at that point. 

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