March 27, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (20) throws in the first inning during a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets sign Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka at one point was the talk of the league as he was getting ready to leave Japan and sign with major league ball club.

Now the veteran right handed pitcher seems to be having trouble sitting still. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman on Twitter, Matsuzaka is expected to go right to the big leagues after he and the New York Mets agree’d to terms on a contract.

The Boston Red Sox paid around $103.11 million to sign Daisuke who eventually signed a six year $52 million dollar contract (included in the $103.11 million that was spent) which was an outrageous amount.

He did fulfill his contract and later moved on to the Cleveland Indians who signed him to a minor league contract in February of this season. Matsuzaka spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus after failing to win a spot in the starting rotation for the Indians during Spring Training.

The Indians released him just a couple days ago, so it’s a bit of a surprise that he was signed so quick after struggling the entire year at the Triple-A level.

This will be the first time he has seen major league action since he pitched for the Boston Red Sox last season. Maybe that ‘Gyro’ ball still has a little something behind it.


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