Daisuke Matsuzaka 16 | Pitcher

New York Mets

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Thu. Aug 21, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Matsuzaka (elbow) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven in five shutout innings during a rehab start for Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League on Thursday. Impact: This was Matsuzaka's third rehab start, during which he allowed one run in 14 innings of work. Dice-K has shown he is ready to return and likely will be activated next week, but it remains to be seen who will be sent down to make room for him and what role Matsuzaka will play. However, the likelihood is that Matsuzaka will pitch out of the pen.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 18, 2014
News: Matsuzaka (elbow) will make another rehab start this week, probably for short-season Brooklyn on Thursday. Impact: With Jacob deGrom returning this week, there's no room in the rotation for Sunday's starter Rafael Montero, let alone Dice-K, so the Mets' plans for him remain murky.(RotoWire, )
Aug 17, 2014
News: Matsuzaka (elbow) allowed one run on three hits while striking out three over six innings to pick up the win in his second rehab start, this one for Double-A Binghamton on Saturday. Impact: Matsuzaka needed just 69 pitches to get through the six innings, which comes on the heels of 39 pitches and three scoreless frames Monday at High-A St. Lucie. He may make one more rehab start before rejoining the Mets, but it remains to be seen if it will be as a starter or reliever, dependent on the status of Jacob deGrom (shoulder tendinitis) and Rafael Montero (pitching effectiveness).(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Matsuzaka (elbow) will make his second rehab start Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader for Double-A Binghamton, ESPN New York reports. Impact: Matsuzaka threw three scoreless innings and 39 pitches during his first rehab appearance at High-A St. Lucie on Monday. His future role is partially dependent on Jacob deGrom's return from shoulder tendinitis as well as how well Rafael Montero pitches filling in for deGrom.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 12, 2014
News: Matsuzaka (elbow) threw three scoreless innings during his first rehab appearance at High-A St. Lucie on Monday, ESPN reports. "It's been a while since I've pitched in a game, so my focus was on how I prepared and how I went in to the game," Matsuzaka said. "I was able to do that pretty well. Everything went smoothly. I'd give it a 10." Impact: It was encouraging outing for Matsuzaka, who allowed only one hit while striking out three, throwing 39 pitches. If he continues to progress smoothly, he'll make only one or two more rehab starts before returning to the Mets, though it remains to be seen if his return will come as a starter or reliever.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: Matsuzaka (elbow) will pitch in a rehab assignment Monday, but will require one or two more starts before rejoining the team, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Impact: Matsuzaka went on the disabled list July 26, but is now nearing a return to the bullpen. He threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Saturday, but will start in the minors on his rehab assignment. It's possible Matsuzaka could return to the rotation if Jacob deGrom's shoulder MRI on Monday results in a stint on the disabled list, but for now it looks as though the veteran is scheduled to return to the bullpen when healthy.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Matsuzaka (elbow) threw 38 pitches during his bullpen session Saturday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports. Impact: With this bullpen session under his belt, Matsuzaka will be aiming for a rehab assignment sometime next week. If all goes accordingly, he'll be able to join the Mets' bullpen for the final stretch of the season.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Matsuzaka (elbow) is slated to throw a bullpen session Saturday, ESPNNewYork.com reports. Impact: Matsuzaka returned to elevated ground Wednesday and will get more mound work in Saturday in preparation for a rehab assignment early next week. He will likely start off in the Florida State League, with an eye toward returning to the Mets' bullpen for the final six weeks or so of the season.(RotoWire, )
Daisuke Matsuzaka
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 205  Age: 33
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 9/13/1980, Tokyo, Japan
College: None
Debut: 2007
Salary: n/a
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Right elbow inflammation)