Oct 31, 2014

Hawks interested in signing Matsuzaka: Goto

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks acting owner Yoshimitsu Goto on Friday expressed interest in acquiring the services of free agent right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. “He is a good player. We will see (about decisions on reinforcements) from now,” said Goto. “I will discuss this with (the staff ...

Aug 22, 2014

Matsuzaka effective in third rehab start

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in five innings on Thursday in his third rehab appearance while on the disabled list due to inflammation in his pitching elbow. Pitching in a Single-A game for the Brooklyn Cyclones against the Staten Island ...

Aug 5, 2014

Matsuzaka has bullpen session

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka threw off the mound in a bullpen practice Monday for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. The 33-year-old Matsuzaka came out in uniform before his team’s game against the San Francisco ...

Matsuzaka fans 10, gets no-decision against Marlins

Jul 13, 2014

Matsuzaka fans 10, gets no-decision against Marlins

The New York Mets’ Daisuke Matsuzaka matched his big league-career high with 10 strikeouts on Saturday, but did not get a decision in a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins. Matsuzaka allowed four runs and four hits in six innings with four walks at ...

Illness forces Dice-K to leave after one inning

Jun 16, 2014

Illness forces Dice-K to leave after one inning

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka started against the San Diego Padres on Sunday but left in the first inning after falling ill with an upset stomach. Matsuzaka, who was suffering from bouts of nausea before the game, walked two batters but got Chase ...

Jun 12, 2014

Mets keeping Matsuzaka in starting rotation

New York Mets manager Terry Collins has indicated that he will add right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to the rotation for the immediate future. Collins revealed Wednesday that the 33-year-old Matsuzaka, who will start against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, has a shot to remain ...

Jun 11, 2014

Dice-K, Mets beat Brewers

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a run in six innings to earn his third win of the season as the New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Tuesday. Matsuzaka, who was left in the minors on Opening Day and brought up as a reliever, ...

Mariners fall to Yankees

Jun 11, 2014

Mariners fall to Yankees

The room got silent so Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon decided it was a moment to provide a little levity. “It’s OK. We just lost a game. We’re going to be OK, promise you,” McClendon said with a chuckle. With the run the surging Mariners ...

Dice-K earns first MLB save

Apr 25, 2014

Dice-K earns first MLB save

Daisuke Matsuzaka worked a perfect ninth inning for his first major league save on Thursday as the New York Mets topped the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1. Matsuzaka, who had made three appearances in middle relief since the Mets called him up on April 16, ...

Matsuzaka helps preserve Mets' win, could be used to close

Apr 24, 2014

Matsuzaka helps preserve Mets' win, could be used to close

Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out the only batter he faced in the seventh inning as the New York Mets won 3-2 against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. With the Mets up 3-1, Matsuzaka replaced Jonathon Niese with two outs and a runner on second, ...

Matsuzaka 'shocked' by minor league demotion

Mar 30, 2014

Matsuzaka 'shocked' by minor league demotion

The New York Mets on Saturday reassigned Daisuke Matsuzaka to Triple-A Las Vegas, a move that shocked the veteran right-hander. The 33-year-old Matsuzaka will start the season in the minors despite his 3.04 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 23⅔ spring innings. He had eight ...