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16 Daisuke Matsuzaka RP

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Player Updates

June 2, 2015 05:12 AM
Report: Dice-K heading back to Japan to continue playing career
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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 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 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).

June 2, 2015 05:31 AM
Report: Dice-K on the verge of returning to play baseball in Japan
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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 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 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).

June 2, 2015 05:45 AM
Report: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka could leave Mets for Japan
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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 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.

June 2, 2015 06:43 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka tosses three scoreless frames Thursday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 06:53 AM
Josh Edgin, Daisuke Matsuzaka get cortisone injections in elbow
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

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. 

June 2, 2015 06:57 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka activated Thursday
by Chris Cwik |

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has been activated from the disabled list, according to ESPN.

Matsuzaka has been sidelined since July 24 due to an elbow injury. He's been able to get through his rehab starts and is ready to return. Matsuzaka will take Vic Black's spot on the active roster.

June 2, 2015 07:08 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka makes third rehab start Thursday
by Chris Cwik |

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his third rehab start Thursday.

The team had already announced Matsuzaka would make another rehab start, but it wasn't clear when that would happen. He's been sidelined since July 24 with an elbow injury. It's unclear if Matsuzaka will be used as a starter or reliever when he returns to the majors. 

June 2, 2015 07:09 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka to remain on rehab assignment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets manager Terry Collins said pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) is expected to make another rehab start after tossing six innings Saturday for Double-A Binghamton.

"We're very happy with the way he threw," Collins said, per MLB.com. "But right now, we aren't sure where the fit is going to be when he's ready to pitch here."

June 2, 2015 07:09 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka tosses six innings in Double-A start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka began a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton Saturday, giving up one run on three hits in six innings and striking out three.

Matsuzaka is continuing to be stretched out as a starter, though his role will likely be in the bullpen over the remainder of the year if Jacob deGrom can return to full health and no one else in the rotation suffers an injury. Matsuzaka is working his way back from elbow inflammation.

June 2, 2015 07:10 AM
Mets unsure about Daisuke Matsuzaka's role
by Chris Cwik |

The Mets are unsure about pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka's role when he's ready to return, according to the Star-Ledger

Matsuzaka is prepping as a starter during his rehab assignment, but could come out of the bullpen in the majors. Manager Terry Collins said a rotation spot would be open if Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero continue to struggle. "If Jake needs more time and (Montero) continues to stay out of the strike zone, there could be a rotation spot," Collins said.

Matsuzaka has a 3.87 ERA over 74 1/3 innings. 

June 2, 2015 07:14 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka moving rehab to Brooklyn
by Chris Cwik |

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will move his rehab to Brooklyn, according to ESPN.

Matsuzaka tossed three scoreless innings in his rehab debut, and will now pitch the remainder of his assignment with the Brooklyn Cyclones. The affiliate is close to the major-league club, meaning Matsuzaka can be available the day the team decides to bring him back. Over 74 1/3 innings, he's posted a 3.87 ERA.

June 2, 2015 07:15 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka tosses three scoreless innings in rehab debut
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka began a rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie Monday on an encouraging note, tossing three scoreless innings while giving up one hit and striking out three.

"It’s been a while since I’ve pitched in a game, so my focus was on how I prepared and how I went in to the game," Matsuzaka told TCPalm.com through an interpreter, per ESPNNewYork.com. "I was able to do that pretty well. Everything went smoothly. I’d give it a 10."

Matsuzaka is expected to make at least one more rehab start before coming off the disabled list.

June 2, 2015 07:15 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka to remain in minors for a while
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Mets veteran starter Daisuke Matsuzaka will not be activated off the disabled list after his Monday rehab start for Class A St. Lucie, ESPN has reported. Terry Collins said he will have one or two more minor league outings in his recovery from right elbow inflammation.

ESPN is speculating that, although the official word is that they want to stretch Matsuzaka out, the Mets prefer to use others in the rotation at the moment.

June 2, 2015 07:18 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka close to rehab assignment
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to pitch in a rehab game early next week, likely with the high Class A St. Lucie affiliate, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Matsuzaka threw 51 pitches off a mound Wednesday and is scheduled to have a bullpen session Saturday. He is expected to return in a relief capacity when healthy.

June 2, 2015 07:20 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka continues to throw from flat ground
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has continued to throw from flat ground this week as he progresses slowly from his bout of elbow inflammation, MLB.com reports.

Matsuzaka has yet to begin mound work, and doing so will be the next key hurdle in his recovery. He's expected to go out on rehab assignment after throwing off a mound.

June 2, 2015 07:22 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka throws off mound Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) will throw off a mound Monday at Citi Field, per ESPN. It will be the first time he throws off a mound since going on the disabled list in late July.

Matsuzaka is expected to continue his rehab at the team's minor-league complex in Florida Tuesday. He's eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, but it's unclear of when he will return.

June 2, 2015 07:29 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka to throw in three to four days
by Chris Cwik |

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will resume throwing in three to four days, according to ESPN.

Matsuzaka landed on the disabled list with arm inflammation, but it's not thought to be serious. Matsuzaka is treating the injury with anti-inflammatories. Matsuzaka has a 3.87 ERA over 74 1/3 innings. 

June 2, 2015 07:31 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka to rest elbow for 7-10 days
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will not require surgery on his injured right elbow, reports Newsday Saturday.

Matsuzaka was placed on the disabled list Saturday with inflammation, but has just been prescribed rest. He has an MRI taken Friday which ruled out the possibility of surgery, but he will not pick up a ball to throw for 7-10 days while he rests. 

June 2, 2015 07:31 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka hits DL with elbow inflammation
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, due to inflammation in his right elbow.

Matsuzaka had an MRI taken on the elbow Friday, which apparently showed enough damage to require a trip to the disabled list. The extent of the injury beyond that is not yet known. 

June 2, 2015 07:32 AM
Daisuke Matsuzaka flies back to New York for MRI on elbow
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Though the Mets are currently on the tail end of their road trip, the team has sent pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka back to New York to have an MRI on his elbow.

Matsuzaka gave up a pair of home runs in two innings of relief on Thursday. He owns a 3.87 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP, along with one save over 74 1/3 innings of work this season. It remains to be seen how long he'll be sidelined for moving forward.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Washington 6.100 0.00055
vs LHB 33.200 4.5402332
vs RHB 49.200 3.4402746
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/24@MIL0002.03302
8/28ATL0000.24300
8/30PHI0002.01122
9/11WAS0003.01031
9/21@ATL0001.00001
9/23@WAS0000.10001
9/25@WAS0002.01012
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11
WAS
L4-7
12
13
@ATL
L3-5
14
@ATL
L4-6
15
@ATL
W10-8
16
@KC
L1-4
17
@KC
7:15 pm
18
@KC
2:15 pm
19
20
CLE
7:10 pm
21
CLE
7:10 pm
22
CLE
7:10 pm
23
ATL
7:10 pm
24
ATL
7:10 pm
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007BOS1512 4.4032321000 204.2191100100251380201
2008BOS183 2.9029290000 167.2128585412794154
2009BOS46 5.7612120000 59.18138381023054
2010BOS96 4.6925250000 153.2137848013874133
2011BOS33 5.30870000 37.1322422412326
2012BOS17 8.2811110000 45.25843421132041
2013NYM33 4.42770000 38.2322119451633
2014NYM33 3.893490012 83.1623836665078
Total 5643 4.451581321012 790.17214063918545387720
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007BOS32400000200 .000 .000 .000
2008BOS29200000200 .000 .000 .000
2009BOS12200000000 .000 .000 .000
2010BOS25402010000 .500 .500 .500
2011BOS8000000000 --- --- ---
2012BOS11200000100 .000 .000 .000
2013NYM71203010500 .250 .250 .250
2014NYM341102011600 .250 .182 .182
Total 15837070311600 .211 .189 .189
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007BOSP3232341123031.000
2008BOSP292936161912 .972
2009BOSP1212725021.000
2010BOSP25252281222 .909
2011BOSP87202001.000
2012BOSP1111862001.000
2013NYMP77514001.000
2014NYMP3491138011.000
Total  1581321254775310 .976
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2007BOS1181208 0.95187005 .246874 12.5 .4050
2008BOS1141192 0.80155005 .211716 12.3 .3240
2009BOS14670 0.7170008 .325283 17.1 .5340
2010BOS1120192 0.67257004 .240664 12.8 .3750
2011BOS02659 0.4660000 .224167 13.5 .3290
2012BOS04251 0.84110103 .307215 16.0 .5610
2013NYM02852 0.5851000 .227166 12.3 .3620
2014NYM57885 1.00122206 .209359 12.7 .3601
Total 9662909 0.7999223031 .2423444 13.1 .3931
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007BOS21 5.03440000 19.222111111817
2008BOS10 4.50330000 16.0178830916
Total 31 4.79770000 35.2391919411733
International Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
1999JPN-Seibu165 2.6025246200180.0124555214887151
2000JPN-Seibu147 3.9727246210167.2132857412495144
2001JPN-Seibu1515 3.60333212200240.118410496278117214
2002JPN-Seibu62 3.6814112000 73.16030301371578
2003JPN-Seibu167 2.8329278200194.0165716113963215
2004JPN-Seibu106 2.90231910500146.012750477642127
2005JPN-Seibu1413 2.30282815300215.01726355131049226
2006JPN-Seibu175 2.13252513200186.1138504413334200
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008AAA-Pawtucket10 3.6011000 5.04220015
2009AAA-Pawtucket01 2.2544000 16.0134421617
2009AA-Portland01 22.5011000 2.04551032
2009R-GCL Red Sox00 0.0011000 3.01000104
2010AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox20 1.6933000 16.0114313113
2012AFA-Salem Red Sox01 6.7511000 4.06332003
2012AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox13 3.181111000 51.0422318651741
2012AA-Portland Sea Dogs00 1.9311000 4.23110027
2013AAA-Columbus Clippers58 3.921919000103.19347451133995
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
9/13/1980
Age:
39
Hometown:
Tokyo, Japan
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
New York Mets
College:

MLB Experience:
8