The San Diego Padres are searching for pitching this winter. The team has been linked to Dan Haren and Shaun Marcum among others so far. The latest pitcher to express interest in going to San Diego is Japanese native Daisuke Matsuzaka, Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Matsuzaka pitched in Petco Park during the World Baseball Classic and enjoyed the park as well as the city. The 32-year-old experienced it all during his time in Boston. In 2008, Dice-K went 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA with an 8.3 k/9 which was his best season. But from 2009-2012, he fought injuries and even had Tommy John surgery.
This past season, Dice-K went 1-7 with a 8.28 ERA in 11 starts as his first game action since Tommy John surgery.
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