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DAISUKE MATSUZAKA RUMORS

Ex-Red Sox Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Japan After Eight MLB Seasons

This embed is invalid" /> FUKUOKA, Japan — Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball. The 34-year-old right-hander, who went 3-3 with 78 strikeouts and a 3.89 ERA for the New York Mets in 2014, led the Pacific League in wins three times with the Seibu Lions...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matsuzaka returns to Japan to pitch for Softbank

FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball. The 34-year-old right-hander, who went 3-3 with 78 strikeouts and a 3.89 ERA for the New York Mets in 2014, led the Pacific League in wins three times with the Seibu Lions before signing a six-year, $52 million contract with the...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dice-K Matsuzaka headed back to Japan

According to the Japan Times, Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets. He’s agreed to a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who are the reigning Japanese League champions. Matsuzaka left Japan in 2007 to sign a $51 million contract with the Red Sox and had immediate success, but he has since...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dice-K Set To Sign With Japan's Champ Hawks

(Kelly O'Connor Photo)According to a report in The Japan Times, former Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is about to sign a deal with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks—the reigning Japan Series Champions. Dice-K pitched pretty well out of the Mets bullpen last year (3-3, 3.89), and is looking to re-ignite his starting career back in his home country. For Boston, he won 18 games in 2008—and...
Via FenwayNation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Japan

According to the Japan Times, right-handed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets. Dice-K, 34, has agreed to a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who are the reigning Japanese League champions. In 41 games including 16 starts, Matsuzaka posted a 4.24 ERA and 1.311 WHIP for the Mets.  
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Daisuke Matsuzaka To Get Lucrative Offer From Japanese Team

Daisuke Matsuzaka wants to start and he might be getting the opportunity to do so in his native country. The free agent reportedly will be offered a four-year deal worth $3.58 million (400 million yen) from the Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Matsuzaka made it clear that he wants to be a starting pitcher after making just nine starts in 2014 with the New York Mets. ...
Via NESN.com
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets free agent projections: the bullpen

With the conclusion of the World Series yesterday, the MLB offseason has officially begun. As free agency begins, the New York Mets are in a somewhat odd situation in that they only have one pending free agent (not counting the retiring Bobby Abreu). That unique player is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka’s pending free agency leads me to begin my offseason analysis with the Mets...
Via isportsweb.com
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Dice-K edition

The New York Mets are more likely to be sellers than buyers at the 2014 trading deadline. One possible player to be traded, though uncorroborated by any official source, is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dice-K has done all that the Mets have asked of him and more this season. Operating as both a starter and out of the bullpen, Matsuzaka has been one of the most consistent performers this season...
Via isportsweb.com
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Why Daisuke Matsuzaka has been the biggest surprise

The New York Mets have found themselves with an array of pitching needs this season. Daisuke Matsuzaka has met all of them. A man who didn’t even make the team out of Spring Training has become one of the most solid performers. Need help in middle relief? Go to Dice-K. He’ll pitch the 6th and the 7th for you. Starter didn’t get out of the 4th? Matsuzaka will pitch 3 in relief...
Via isportsweb.com
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Matsuzaka, Kirk up, Lannan down, Lagares to DL

The New York Mets made a pair of transactions in the last 24 hours. The first was placing Juan Lagares on the DL and calling up Kirk Nieuenhuis to play center field. The second was made just hours ago when they sent John Lannan to the minors and called up Daisuke Matsuzaka. Kirk Nieuenhuis looks to make an impact with the Mets following Juan Lagares’s injury Lagares was injured...
Via isportsweb.com
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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