Found November 25, 2012 on
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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Daisuke Matsuzaka reportedly has interest in pitching for the San Diego Padres. Dice-K struggled in his return from Tommy John surgery.
With Yu Darvish's success this season, it's easy to forget there was another Japanese phenom who was supposed to light the Majors on fire. Well, actually there have been numerous Japanese pitchers with high ceilings who fell well short of expectation. But one such pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka fell so famously flat, his name will forever be linked with Japanese pitchers...
We all know Daisuke is looking for a place other than Fenway to call home, obviously. Well, Dice-K has some idea's.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Daisuke Matsuzaka
has an interest in pitching in San Diego with the Padres. The
32-year-old Matsuzaka, who is a free agent, is coming off a 2012 season
with the Red Sox in which he returned from Tommy John...
The San Diego Padres are interested in free agent
right-hander Dan Haren, and they’re listing Shaun Marcum as their secondary
pitching target, reports Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The Padres are still interested in Haren. It's going to be a
wait and see game. I'm sure the Padres have a ceiling on what they might spend