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Daisuke Matsuzaka's desire to pitch in the Majors again may come down to signing a minor league contract. No team has expressed interest in signing the 32-year old to a Major League contract. In fact, many teams have passed on even considering him for a minor league deal. But Matsuzaka does have his options whittled down to three different organizations or a return to pitch in Japan.
According to Gen Sueyoshi of yakyubaka.com, Matsuzaka is down to deciding between the New York Mets, the Cleveland Indians, and the Miami Marlins.
松坂、移籍先絞った！インディアンス、マーリンズ、メッツの３球団！：ＭＬＢ：スポーツ報知 hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/mlb/news/20130… Daisuke Matsuzaka down to Indians, Marlins, Mets
— Gen Sueyoshi (@gwynar) January 17, 2013
He is also mulling a return to pitch in Japan.
I should mention that the Sanspo article says Matsuzaka could return to Japan if he cannot secure an MLB deal.
— Gen Sueyoshi (@gwynar) January 17, 2013
Matsuzaka underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2011. He returned in 2012 only to suffer another injury. In total, Matsuzaka appeared in just 19 games for the Boston Red Sox over the past two seasons. Beyond that, Matsuzaka has never developed into the pitcher the team thought he would. He has a 117-116 career record with a 4.67 ERA in six seasons.
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