Sep 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (16) delivers to the plate during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets defeated the Phillies 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Mets Sign Daisuke Matsuzaka to Minor League Deal

Today, the Mets announced the signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. At the end of the 2013 season, he made seven starts for New York, finishing with a 3-3 record, a 4.42 ERA, and 33 strikeouts in 38.2 IP.

Dice-K joins John Lannan and Jenrry Mejia, among others, as competitors for the team’s 5th starter spot.



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  • Will DeBoer

    A good low-risk investment by Sandy (if it’s for real this time).

  • roger roger

    Ok, I think the Mets now have enough starting pitching depth for 2 teams.

    Um, how about the REST of the team? I’d be more interested to read about 1-2 veteran relievers – yes, I know they’re looking at F Rod – but even more, how about hitting depth? Last year they signed Marlon Byrd right before spring training, and that was one of the best moves by any GM last year. Surely there is an inexpensive infield bat out there that can provide upside and depth…didn’t Michael Young start as a SS?? Is he too old to even contemplate there? He’s younger than Derek Jeter, no?