9:22 AM EST, Thu November 27, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 25, 2014
Matsuzaka had expressed a preference to remain a starter at the end of the 2014 season and he will get that chance in Japan.
The Republican Nov 25, 2014
After two under-the-radar seasons with the New York Mets, it appears that Matsuzaka is heading back to Japan to continue his career.
MetsBlog Nov 25, 2014
Daisuke Matsuzaka will return to Japan to continue pitching, according to the Japan Times (Nov. 25). Dice-K will reportedly sign with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Matsuzaka, 34, posted a 3.89 ERA and 1.344 WHIP over 83 1/3 innings …
Mets Blog | ESPN New York Nov 25, 2014
Daisuke Matsuzaka #16 SPNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM34 W3 L3 BB50 K78 ERA3.89 NEW YORK -- Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to accept an offer from the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks to return to his native Japan, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported. After completing the 2014 season with the Mets, Matsuzaka expressed a strong desire to return to full-time starting pitching. An official announcement is expected within days.
Rotoworld Nov 25, 2014
According to the Japan Times, Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to return to Japan to pitch for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.
KFFL Nov 25, 2014
Free-agent RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (Mets) will return to Japan and sign with the Fukuoka Softbank ...
KFFL Nov 1, 2014
New York Mets P Daisuke Matsuzaka may decide to return to Japan because he prefers ...
MetsBlog Oct 31, 2014
Free agent Daisuke Matsuzaka reportedly has a multi-year offer from a Japanese team, according to Mike Vorkunov of NJ Advanced Media. Matsuzaka, 34. posted a 3.89 ERA and 1.344 WHIP over 83 1/3 innings for the Mets last year. …
Newark Star-Ledger Oct 31, 2014
The right-handed pitcher reportedly has a contract offer from the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks that would pay him approximately $3.5 million per season.
Fenway Nation Oct 31, 2014
Sooner of later, baseball is a closed circle. Former Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka may experience this hardball truism soon, as he has a contract offer from a Japanese team. The Pacific League Champion Fukuoa Softbank Hawks have offered Dice-K a four-year contract—said to be worth $3.58 million per year. Currently with the New York Metropolitans, Matsuzaka has a very specific desire in mind next year, "I want to start." Good luck, buddy.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York Oct 31, 2014
NEW YORK -- Daisuke Matsuzaka at the end of the season left open the possibility of returning to Japan, saying his priority is to return to a starting rotation. Daisuke Matsuzaka #16 RPNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM34 W3 L3 BB50 K78 ERA3.89 Well, Matsuzaka appears as though he will have a lucrative opportunity to do so. The Pacific League champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks are planning to offer Matsuzaka a four-year deal to return to his native country, Sports Hochi reports.
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