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.
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
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