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Daisuke Matsuzaka could be a closer

“Yes,” Terry Collins replied Wednesday when asked if Daisuke Matsuzaka has the ability to be a closer. That said, Collins was clear to point out that Kyle Farnsworth is still his closer. Matsuzaka tossed one scoreless inning in relief on Saturday, and three scoreless — and hitless — innings in relief on Sunday. He made only […]
MetsBlog Apr 21, 2014

Matsuzaka looked good in back-to-back relief appearances

Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed one scoreless inning in relief on Saturday, and three scoreless — and hitless — innings in relief on Sunday. He made only one relief appearance in the major leagues before this weekend. Matsuzaka lost out to Jenrry Mejia during a Spring Training competition for the final spot in the team’s starting rotation. […]

Could Dice-K close? TC: 'No question'

NEW YORK -- Daisuke Matsuzaka would prefer to be pitching in the first inning. There might be just as good a chance, though, that the New York Mets try him in the ninth. Asked Wednesday if he thought Matsuzaka could close games, manager Terry Collins didn't hesitate. "No question," Collins said. Collins knows he needs to have potential closers in mind, as the Mets go through this season without Bobby Parnell, who had Tommy John surgery. Jose Valverde held the job for less than three weeks.

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