Mets Sign Dice-K To A Minor League Deal

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The Mets just announced that they have signed righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league deal. Of course that includes a Spring Training invite.

I like having the 33-year old Dice-K back, who seemed to rediscover his old self after three bad starts and a fix by pitching coach Dan Warthen.

After allowing 15 earned runs in his first 12.1 innings pitched, the former Japanese phenom held the opposition to just four runs in his next 26.1 inning spanning four starts.

That resulted in a 3-0 record with a 1.37 ERA with a 0.835 WHIP to close out the season and finish with a flourish. Not bad, huh?

Overall he posted a 4.42 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in seven starts with the Mets.

Looks like this will wrap it up as far as adding fifth starter types..

Welcome back, Dice-K…

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