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The Cleveland Indians released Japanese bust Daisuke Matsuzaka on Tuesday afternoon. A bush league pitcher who fleeced the Red Sox and milked a six-year deal worth $52 million out of Boston in December 2006, the 32-year-old Matsuzaka (5-8, 3.92 ERA) was never promoted from Triple-A Columbus. Cleveland comically inked Matsuzaka to a minor league contract in February with an invitation to spring training that could have netted the most overrated player in MLB history $4 million. Winning 50 games, against 37 losses, for 609 strikeouts and a 4.52 ERA in Beantown, “Dice-K” is an underachieving hurler with a remarkably unthreatening … Continue reading →
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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...
The Cleveland Indians released pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on Tuesday.
Matsuzaka, 32, asked for and was given his release after spending all season with Triple-A Columbus. During his stay there he held a 3.92 ERA and a 95/35 K/BB ratio over 103 1/3 innings of work.
It is unclear what the right-hander who spent six seasons with the Boston Red Sox plans to do next.
The Indians brought...
Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka asked for and was granted his release from the Cleveland Indians earlier this week. It didn’t take long for him to find a new employer.
The Japanese right-hander has agreed to a contract with the New York Mets, according to CBS Sports.com. According to the report, Matsuzaka will go straight to the big leagues for New York. The hurler hadn’t seen any...
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...
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.
Daisuke Matsuzaka will not be reunited with Terry Francona after all.
Francona’s Indians granted the right-hander his release Tuesday, allowing Matsuzaka the opportunity to catch on with another team before the end of the season.
“We didn’t have an immediate major league opportunity for Daisuke,” Cleveland general manager Chris Antonetti told reporters. ”He had been throwing...
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the New York Mets have signed former Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dice-K was granted his unconditional release by the Cleveland Indians earlier this week. With all of the injuries the Mets have suffered to their pitching staff (Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia), it appears that Matsuzaka will be slotted right into the major league rotation...
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According to cbssports.com, 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 requested that the Cleveland Indians release him from his contract and they did just that today. Dice K has done pretty good at Triple A this year posting a 3.92 ERA over 19 starts and striking out batters at a rate of 8.3 per nine innings. Over his last 49 innings he posted a 2.17 ERA, so he’s not actually doing too bad.
It makes you wonder does he have a...
CLEVELAND (AP) --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...
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
Daisuke Matsuzaka, the Japanese pitcher that was supposed to conquer American baseball with his mystical gyroball, was granted his release today by the Cleveland Indians.
It was just seven years ago that Dice-K's arrival was greeted by unprecedented fanfare and international media coverage. The Red Sox won the rights to negotiate with Matsuzaka...
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...
Things can change incredibly fast in sports. Oftentimes it takes a familiar name in an unexpected headline to serve as a blunt reminder. In this case, it was reading the following that provided that jolt for me: Indians grant Daisuke Matsuzaka his unconditional release.
That was just one buried story among the many more prominent sports news items of the day. But, for me, it was...
The Indians released right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka on Tuesday at his request, giving the Japanese veteran a chance to catch on with another team after failing to secure a spot in Cleveland's rotation.
Matsuzaka has spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus after failing to win a spot in Cleveland's rotation during spring training.
After working through early season...