|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||85.00||4.00||6.00||0.00||4.45||1.42||67.00||38.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 21.0||0||0|| 9.86||0||11||21|
|vs RHB|| 22.1||0||0|| 5.64||0||8||18|
|Last 10 Games|
|Daisuke Matsuzaka placed on minor-league DL|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(4/30/13) Indians starter Daisuke Matsuzaka has been placed on the seven-day minor-league disabled list with an abdominal strain, the club announced Tuesday.
Matsuzaka owns a 3.92 ERA in five minor-league starts. He has struck out 24 batters in 20 2/3 innings, but control issues continue to hound him as he has given out 18 walks.
|Daisuke Matsuzaka struggling in minors|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/20/13) Indians pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka continued to struggle in the minors Friday, as he walked eight in four innings for Triple-A Columbus. Matsuzaka managed to limit the damage to just 2 runs in his first loss over three starts.
Matsuzaka has pitched 11 1/3 innings in the minors, but he has been unable to figure out his control problems. He has 5.56 ERA with 16 walks and 14 strikeouts.
|Daisuke Matsuzaka allows two runs in last spring start|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/27/13) Indians pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings and struck out three batters in his final Cactus League start Wednesday.
"I thought he did a better job today of establishing his off-speed pitches," manager Terry Francona told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "He managed his pitch count. The more he pitches, the more comfortable he looks."
Matsuzaka will head to Triple-A Columbus and wait for an opportunity to pitch at the major-league level.
|Indians bring back two pitchers|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(3/26/13) Less than three days after releasing the duo, the Indians re-signed pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps to minor-league deals Tuesday. Matsuzaka allowed two runs and 10 hits over eight innings during Cactus League play, and Capps had a 3.00 ERA over six relief appearances for the Indians.
|Indians release Daisuke Matsuzaka|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(3/24/13) The Indians have released pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka Sunday after not making the team's opening day roster. Matsuzaka appeared in four games (one start) and allowed two runs on 10 hits in eight innings. He struck out three hitters against one walk and finished with a 2.25 ERA this spring.
With World Series over, free agency begins
With the World Series over, the free-agency period begins. As of Monday, 137 players became free agents and can start negotiating and signing with any team beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on Saturday.
|The slow and dangerous dance that Fantasy owners have done with Daisuke Matsuzaka may soon be meeting curtains. In 11 starts for Boston in 2012, Matsuzaka produced an 8.28 ERA and 1.71 WHIP. He gave up 11 home runs in 45 2/3 innings. Matsuzaka hasn't pitched 200 innings -- or even 170, for that matter - since 2007. To be fair, he was coming back from Tommy John surgery in 2012 and that always requires a good amount of time until a pitcher returns to being some semblance of the player he once was. But "the player he once was" is a point of contention for Matsuzaka, as he produced some wildly inconsistent seasons for Boston before his surgery. There will be strikeouts, but there will also be hits and walks and the high ERA that comes with lots of hits and walks. Single-league owners may want to give him a chance -- as the 32-year-old could snag a spot in Cleveland's rotation -- but Matsuzaka has no place on mixed league teams until he can come anywhere close to his 2008 breakout campaign. (Updated 2/11/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||DET||7:05 pm||Max Scherzer|
|5/22/13||DET||7:05 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/23/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Ryan Dempster|
|5/24/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||John Lackey|
|5/25/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Jon Lester|
|5/26/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Felix Doubront|
|5/27/13||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Mike Leake|
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