Daisuke Matsuzaka is going back to Japan
Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets.
According to the Japan Times he’s agreed to a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who are the reigning Japanese League champions.
Matsuzaka left Japan in 2007 to sign a $51 million contract with the Red Sox and had immediate success, but he’s mostly been a mess since 2009 and is now 34 years old.
If this is it for Matsuzaka in America, he finishes with a 4.45 ERA in 790 innings, striking out 720 while allowing 721 hits and 387 walks.