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DAISUKE MATSUZAKA RUMORS

Dice-K begins comeback bid, makes first start in Japan

  Daisuke Matsuzaka is making a comeback.   The former Boston Red Sox pitcher made his first start Wednesday with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League. Matsuzaka had two strikeouts, two walks and allowed four hits on 57 pitches over three scoreless innings in the team’s 3-0 win over the Hanshin Tigers. “It’s been a long time since I pitched...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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
December 05, 2014  |  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
November 26, 2014  |  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 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

New York Mets: Matsuzaka, Farnsworth to begin in Triple-A

Following their final preseason tune-up against the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Mets chose not to bring two veteran pitchers to Queens. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Kyle Farnsworth, both signed to minor league contracts in the offseason, were demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. It is likely that both will remain with the team as Farnsworth recently was released and resigned with a new minor...
Via isportsweb.com
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets sign Daisuke Matsuzaka to minor league deal

getty images The New York Mets have re-signed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league deal. Matsuzaka, 33, has also been invited to spring training. Signed by the Mets in late August, Matsuzaka responded with a respectable 4.42 ERA across 38 2/3 innings of work. Matsuzaka will compete for a spot in the Mets rotation with the likes of John Lannan and Jenrry Mejia. There’s a...
Via Tireball.com
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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