• Dice-K won't make Indians' Opening Day roster

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 18, 2013
    Last season, however, Dice-K was only 1-7 with a 8.28 ERA coming off Tommy John surgery. Harsh reality: The illustrious Dice-K will be a two-time World Baseball Classic MVP and Japanese hero pitching for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers of the International League. "Neither guy was set to make the Opening Day roster. He signed a minor-league contract with the Indians in February worth $1.5 million and potentially $4 million with incentives. "Just didn't want to create any unrealistic expectations, thought it was respectful to tell them," said Indians manager Terry Francona, who gave the same news to reliever Matt Capps, among others, as the team pared down its roster. Trying to make a comeback after pitching in just 11 games last season with Boston following elbow reconstruction surgery, Matsuzaka may accept an offer to stay in the club's minor league camp.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Daisuke Matsuzaka won’t make Indians opening day roster, accepts minor-league role

      GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The Cleveland Indians informed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on Monday that he wouldn't be making their big-league roster, punctuating a fall from grace for the Japanese import in whom the Boston Red Sox once invested $103 million. "Just d
      Source: yahoo.com

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