8:11 AM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014

Fantasy Update

12 hours ago
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he considers SP Daisuke Matsuzaka as a candidate ...
Apr 16, 2014
Mets purchased the contract of RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mets 360 11 mins ago

Can Daisuke Matsuzaka cut it in the bullpen?

As the New York Mets came back to Queens to start their 10-game homestand last night, the team brought up Daisuke Matsuzaka on Friday while reassigning John Lannan. With the Mets having five healthy starters (save for Jenrry Mejia’s blister issues and Bartolo Colon’s back problems), the only chance where Matsuzaka can make his mark with the club is in the bullpen. It’s not a place Matsuzaka is used to, as he only made one relief appearance in his career. So how will Matsuzaka adapt to this new role? Well, considering this is his only chance to pitch in the big leagues at the moment,...
KFFL 12 hours ago

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka considered insurance

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he considers SP Daisuke Matsuzaka as a candidate ...
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 13 hours ago

Colon on for Saturday, Mejia still TBD

NEW YORK -- Bartolo Colon will be on the mound for the New York Mets on Saturday, as scheduled, barring an unforeseen setback. Colon has been dealing with back spasms, but worked out at Citi Field on Thursday, which was an off day for the team. "[Colon] threw his long toss which he likes to do," Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday afternoon. "[He] felt great, so he’ll be there Saturday." That being said, Collins has also instructed Daisuke Matsuzaka -- just called up from Triple-A -- to prepare as if he's starting Saturday.
Fenway Nation Apr 17, 2014
Dice-K Returns To Majors With Metropolitans

Dice-K Returns To Majors With Metropolitans

(David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)With the recent success of Japanese starting pitchers like Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma, it's interesting to note the return of another to the bigs. Daisuke Matsuzaka has been recalled from AAA Las Vegas by the New York Metropolitans. Does this tell us more about Dice-K (2.25 ERA at AAA) or the woeful state of the Mets pitching staff? Likely the latter. Last year, Matsuzaka did perform fairly well for New York (3-3, 4.42 ERA), but it remains to be seen if he can truly contribute anything more than excruciatingly slow deliveries and...

TC says he'll stick with Valverde as closer

PHOENIX -- Jose Valverde has now surrendered homers to three of the last eight batters he has faced. Jose Valverde #47 RPNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM7 W0 L0 BB2 K9 ERA6.14 Still, Collins unequivocally said after Valverde's lackluster showing Wednesday that if there is a one-run lead Friday against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Valverde will be inserted for that save situation. Valverde, working with a five-run lead in the ninth, surrendered inning-opening homers to Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt, forcing Collins to have Carlos Torres and Daisuke Matsuzaka up in the bullpen.
Newsday Apr 16, 2014

Matsuzaka up, Lannan down for Mets

John Lannan gathered his belongings from his locker and left the Mets' clubhouse here on Wednesday morning. Just a few minutes later, Daisuke Matsuzaka moved his things into that same locker.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 16, 2014

Mets bring up Daisuke Matsuzaka to bullpen, out-right reliever John Lannan

Matsuzaka will be long man out of Mets bullpen but also serve as insurance for starting rotation

Mets add Dice-K, drop Lannan

Associated Press/Daisuke Matsuzaka replaced John Lannan with the Mets on Wednesday.PHOENIX -- Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan briefly shook hands in the visitors’ clubhouse Wednesday at Chase Field. Then Matsuzaka and interpreter Jeff Cutler settled into the space occupied by Lannan the first two days of the series. GM Sandy Alderson indicated Matsuzaka for now is here to serve as a reliever, as Lannan had been used. Matsuzaka has only pitched out of the bullpen once in the United States -- in the 13th inning of a May 4, 2011 game with the Boston Red Sox, when he allowed two runs and...
Rotoworld Apr 16, 2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka called up by Mets - Daisuke Matsuzaka (S) New York Mets

Mets purchased the contract of RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas.
KFFL Apr 16, 2014

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka recalled, John Lannan outrighted

The New York Mets recalled SP Daisuke Matsuzaka from the minors Wednesday, April 16, and ...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 13, 2014

minor lines, 4/12/14

Saturday highlight from the Giants' farm: Chris Heston had 6.0 scoreless IP.AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 1-0 (10 innings)Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 KLas Vegas: SP Daisuke Matsuzaka: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 KIn a game in which both teams had just five hits, Brown led the Grizzlies with two hits.  He now has a .333 AVG.In a pitchers' duel, Heston faced just one batter over the minimum in 6.0 scoreless IP, and the Mets' Matsuzaka faced just three batters over the minimum in 7.0 scoreless IP.  Heston was lifted for a pinch...

Minors 4.7.14: Dice-K makes 51s debut

LAS VEGAS 7, SACRAMENTO 6: Matt den Dekker (2-for-5, two RBIs) delivered a walk-off infield single to first base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth that scored Cesar Puello (2-for-4, double, RBI) from second base. Puello had walked and stole second base. Third baseman Zach Lutz was 1-for-1 with three walks and three runs scored as Las Vegas improved to 4-1. Lutz is hitting .533. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched five innings in a no-decision. He allowed three runs on five hits and four walks and struck out four in a 90-pitch effort.
MetsBlog Mar 31, 2014

News: In case you missed it…

The Mets finalized their 25-man roster Sunday. The team selected the contract of infielder Omar Quintanilla, and re-assigned Eric Campbell, Kyle Farnsworth, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Anthony Seratelli, and Taylor Teagarden to Triple-A Las Vegas >> Read more at MLB.com LHP Jon Niese was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21. Niese is scheduled […]
MetsBlog Mar 30, 2014

News: In case you about it

Jenrry Mejia made the Opening Day roster over Daisuke Matsuzaka, who said he was shocked by the decision. Mejia will have his elbow examined by a doctor Sunday, two days after being with a line drive Friday. Initial X-rays were negative. In the event Mejia can’t pitch Friday against the Reds, Matsuzaka would likely take his place >> Read […]
Newsday Mar 29, 2014

Mets keep Jenrry Mejia as fifth starter and send Daisuke Matsuzaka to Las Vegas

Sandy Alderson crossed his arms as he watched the scene unfold three stories below him. His suite could have accommodated a dozen executives. But the Mets' general manager sat alone, keeping score.

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