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Daisuke Matsuzaka
ERA W-L K
4.42 3-3 33
Team: NY MetsHt / Wt: 6-0 / 185 NFBC ADP: 647.72
Position: SPBorn: 9/13/1980 Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Signed via MLB-Japan


Latest News
Jan. 24 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET21:41 GMT5:41 CST2:41 PM MST4:41 PM EST5:11 PM VEN1:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Daisuke Matsuzaka is staying with the New York Mets. The 33-year-old right-hander agreed Friday to a minor league contract and was invited to big league spring training camp next month.
Analysis: Matsuzaka was 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA for the Mets last year after going 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts for Cleveland's Triple-A team at Columbus. He has a 53-40 record with a 4.52 ERA in the major leagues, going 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 2008, his second season with Boston. The Red Sox signed him to a $52 million, six-year contract before the 2007 season and paid slightly more than $51.1 million to buy his rights from the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League.
Sep. 26 10:52 AM PT11:52 AM MT12:52 PM CT1:52 PM ET13:52 ET17:52 GMT1:52 CST10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST1:22 PM VEN21:52 UAE12:52 PM CT-Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2-3 innings Wednesday in a win over the Reds.
Analysis: He won his third consecutive start to even his record after three losses and a no-decision in his first four starts since joining the Mets in August.
Aug. 22 4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 CST4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 PM CT-The New York Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka to a one-year contract, and the right-hander is scheduled to start Friday night's game against Detroit.
Analysis: Matsuzaka was released by Cleveland on Tuesday at his request. He had spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus after failing to win a spot in Cleveland's rotation during spring training.
Aug. 20 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 CST9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-The Indians have released Matsuzaka. He is now a free agent.
Analysis: 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.
May 19 10:17 AM PT11:17 AM MT12:17 PM CT1:17 PM ET13:17 ET17:17 GMT1:17 CST10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST12:47 PM VEN21:17 UAE12:17 PM CT-The Indians expect right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to pitch again in the minor leagues within the next month after an oblique injury sidelined him.
Analysis: Matsuzaka has been out since April 28, when he hurt his side while pitching for Triple-A Columbus. Indians vice president Ross Atkins said Sunday that the Japanese right-hander is progressing, and he believes Matsuzaka will be pitching again "in weeks, not months." Matsuzaka signed a minor-league contract in February and was given a chance to win a job in Cleveland's rotation during spring training. But he was beaten out.
Mar. 27 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 CST3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)4:54 PM CT-Matsuzaka made his final Cactus League start of the spring, working 5 1/3 strong innings in the Indians' 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Analysis: Matsuzaka, who allowed two runs on five hits, will report to Triple-A Columbus when the Indians break camp. The Japanese right-hander is working his way back to the majors after undergoing Tommy John surgery last June.
Mar. 24 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 CST8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)9:28 PM CT-Matsuzaka signed a minor league deal with the Indians after they released him.
Analysis: Matsuzaka appeared in four spring training games and allowed two runs in eight innings.
Mar. 18 10:55 AM PT11:55 AM MT12:55 PM CT1:55 PM ET13:55 ET17:55 GMT1:55 CST10:55 AM MST12:55 PM EST1:25 PM VEN21:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Matsuzaka will not make the Cleveland Indians' opening-day roster.
Analysis: Matsuzaka, trying to make a comeback after pitching in just 11 games last season with Boston following elbow reconstruction surgery, may accept an offer to stay in the club's minor league camp. The 32-year-old Japanese right-hander was trying to win a spot in Cleveland's rotation.
Feb. 10 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET16:00 ET21:00 GMT5:00 CST2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST4:30 PM VEN1:00 UAE (+1)3:00 PM CT-Matsuzaka and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract. The right-hander will have a chance to win a spot in Cleveland's starting rotation if he passes a physical. The club's pitchers and catchers reported to camp in Goodyear, Ariz. on Sunday, with physicals scheduled to take place Monday. On Saturday, the Indians signed 42-year-old slugger Jason Giambi to a minor league deal.
Analysis: The 32-year-old has won 50 major league games since signing a $52 million, six-year contract with Boston as free agent in 2007. Dice-K is reuniting with Terry Francona, his manager for most of his time with the Red Sox. Matsuzaka went 33-15 with a 3.72 ERA in 61 starts for Boston in 2007-08. However, he has been limited to 18 starts and 83 innings the last two seasons after right elbow surgery in 2011.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2007 Bos 15 12 0 - 0 32 32 1 204.2 191 100 100 25 80 1 201 1.32 4.40
2008 Bos 18 3 0 - 0 29 29 0 167.2 128 58 54 12 94 1 154 1.32 2.90
2009 Bos 4 6 0 - 0 12 12 0 59.1 81 38 38 10 30 1 54 1.87 5.76
2010 Bos 9 6 0 - 0 25 25 0 153.2 137 84 80 13 74 1 133 1.37 4.69
2011 Bos 3 3 0 - 0 8 7 0 37.1 32 24 22 4 23 0 26 1.47 5.30
2012 Bos 1 7 0 - 0 11 11 0 45.2 58 43 42 11 20 0 41 1.71 8.28
2013 NYM 3 3 0 - 0 7 7 0 38.2 32 21 19 4 16 0 33 1.24 4.42
Career 53 40 0 - 0 124 123 1 707.0 659 368 355 79 337 4 642 1.41 4.52

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Bos 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Bos 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 Bos 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 Bos 25 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2012 Bos 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 NYM 7 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .250 .250 .250
Career 124 26 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 .192 .192 .192

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2007 Bos Total 2 1 0 - 0 4 4 0 19.2 22 11 11 1 8 0 17 5.03
    0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.2 7 3 3 0 3 0 3 5.79
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 9.2 12 6 6 1 2 0 9 5.59
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 3 2 2 0 3 0 5 3.38
2008 Bos Total 1 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 16.0 17 8 8 3 9 0 16 4.50
    0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 8 3 3 0 3 0 5 5.40
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.0 9 5 5 3 6 0 11 4.09
Career 3 1 0 - 0 7 7 0 35.2 39 19 19 4 17 0 33 4.79

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Bos Total 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333
    WS 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Career 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333


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