Found August 22, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, The Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka, as reported by Jon Heyman. Matsuzaka is expected to go right to the 25-man roster and join the starting rotation. He hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2012 with the Red Sox. He was pitching with the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians — and was released so he could look for a job somewhere. Luckily for him, the Mets were on the lookout for a depth signing and sent some feelers his way. After an incredible 2008 year where he went 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 167.2 innings, he lost his way and struggled for a while. During his recent stint with the Sox in ’12, he was lit up over 11 starts and posted a 8.28 ERA over 45.2 innings. The Mets were one of the original teams to really make a push for Matsuzaka when he was first moving over to the MLB, but were out-bid by the Red Sox.

MLB News: Indians cut ties with Dice-K Matsuzaka

The Cleveland Indians have granted the release of Japanese right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka according to multiple reports. The 32-year old spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus, going 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in (19 starts) for the Clippers. The Indians had signed Matsuzaka to a minor league deal in February, but the veteran did not make the 40-man roster and was released before...

Daisuke Matsuzaka to start for Mets on Friday

Daisuke Matsuzaka will get to face the Detroit Tigers afterall this season. It just will not come as a member of the Cleveland Indians. Signed to a minor league deal with the Indians in the off-season the 32-year-old Matsuzaka never made it to the major leagues. Released two days ago, Matsuzaka was picked up by the New York Mets. Matsuzaka will start for the Mets on Friday after...

Innings Limit, Surgeries, Daisuke: Mets Limping Towards Seasons’ End

The Mets signed former Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka yesterday. Matsuzaka arrived in the United States amongst much fanfare back in 2007. The Red Sox paid an astronomical ransom of $51M posting fee to Japan to negotiate with him. Then the BoSox signed him to a 6 year $52M contract. Matsuzaka didn’t live up to expectations, though he did have a solid season in 2008, his second year with

Matsuzaka signs with Mets

The New York Mets are the latest team to take a chance on Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Mets signed the Japanese right-hander to a one-year contract on Thursday and plan to start him in the opener of a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers. The 32-year-old Matsuzaka was released by Cleveland on Tuesday at his request. He had spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus after failing...

End Of The Road For Daisuke Matsuzaka

After a six-year run in Major League Baseball, it appears as though Daisuke Matsuzaka’s career has reached its conclusion. The Japanese right-hander was released by the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, per his request, perhaps signaling his retirement. Signed by Boston in 2007, “Dice-K” never quite lived up to the $103 million that the Red Sox invested in him. Before the disappointment...

Indians release RHP Matsuzaka

The Indians have released Japanese right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. He is now a free agent. The right-hander spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus, where he went 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts for the Clippers. The Indians had signed him to a minor-league deal in February, but Matsuzaka did not make the 40-man roster and was released before re-signing with Cleveland. The...

Mets ink Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets and will make a start for the club tomorrow (Friday). Matsuzaka was previously with the Cleveland Indians’ Triple-A affiliate Columbus Clippers where he went 5-8 with a 3.92 earned run average. He had asked for his release and was granted it. The move came about because pitcher Jeremy Hefner is considering going under...

Mets sign Daisuke Matsuzaka

Tweet The New York Mets, currently 18.5 games out of first place, have signed 32-year old Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a contract. Matsuzaka was recently released from his minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, where he was 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA with their AAA-affiliate Columbus. Dice-K is scheduled to start for the […]

BREAKING: Daisuke Matsuzaka has deal to pitch for Mets

Photo credit to: According to, Daisuke Matsuzaka has a deal with the Mets, sources say. Rumor has it, 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. We here at New York Sports-Kings will keep you updated on the Byrd situation...

Daisuke Matsuzaka has MLB deal to pitch for Mets

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

With Three Hits Last Night, Flores Had His Fourth Multiple-Hit Game

Lost in the debut of Daisuke Matsuzaka last night, was the three-hit performance of third baseman Wilmer Flores, the player whose numbers were mostly the product of the Pacific Coast League, according to some so-called experts. Experts I took pride in calling out a couple of weeks ago, one of them projecting Flores as a .240-ish hitter in the majors. It was the fourth multiple-hit...

Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner likely to have Tommy John surgery

Jeremy Hefner who turned heads with performances in June that established him as a key part of the starting rotation — if only for a time — will likely undergo Tommy John surgery because of a partially torn medial collateral ligament. The team said Hefner is mulling whether to seek a second opinion after the club’s orthopedic surgeon David Altchek recommended the procedure...

Hickory Dickory Dock, Cabrera Just Cleaned My Clock

At first glance of the boxscore, Daisuke Matsuzaka was who we thought he was. And there was no way that Miguel Cabrera would let him off the hook. Dice K gave up two home runs including a three run shot to Cabrera that tragically landed in somebody's pierogies in the Acela Club, and the Mets predictably lost to the Tigers 6-1. Considering that Daisuke's outing was peppered...

Tommy John Surgery Looming For Hefner, Considering A Second Opinion

Terry Collins told reporters tonight that after reviewing a new MRI on Jeremy Hefner‘s elbow, they have confirmed that the righthander will need Tommy John Surgery. The MRI showed that Hefner has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow and that only surgery can repair the damage, which would wipe out most if not all of his 2014 season. Hefner is considering getting another...

Mets Mejia’s Season Over

New York Mets right handed hurler Jenrry Mejia will miss the rest of the 2013 season as he is scheduled to have surgery late next week. Mejia is suffering with painful bone spurs in his right elbow that forced him out of his start on Saturday against the Padres. He has had the bone spurs for some time but they became so painful that he had to address them now instead of waiting until...
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