Rotowire: Dec 4 / 11:54p ET
News: Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Matsuzaka pitched decently with the Mets this past season, with a 3.89 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 83.1 innings. Still he's not the same pitcher who took the league by storm with the Red Sox during the previous decade, and it's a good bet the 34-year-old will finish out his career in his homeland.
Rotowire: Nov 25 / 8:13a ET
News: Matsuzaka has apparently decided to pitch in Japan next season with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks expressing interest in signing him, the Japan Times reports.
Impact: It's still possible that Matsuzaka may only want to return to Japan if he doesn't get an offer from a MLB team, so he may wait awhile to make a decision.