A Japanese baseball pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka first earned fame in Japan as a high school standout and then as the ace for the Seibu Lions. He throws two-seam and four-seam fastballs along with a plus curve and a plus slider. Matsuzaka was the ace for Japan in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics as well as the 2006 World Baseball Classic, in which he won the championship game.
Impasse with Japan puts Tanaka on hold
The posting-fee system that has allowed players such as Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki and Daisuke Matsuzaka to play Major League Baseball before reaching free agency in Japan is in limbo, Rob Manfred, MLB's chief operating officer, said on Thursday.Here's what you need to know about Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka
The same Posting System that brought Yu Darvish and Daisuke Matsuzaka to Major League Baseball expired in October. Until there's a new agreement for allowing contracted players to jump from NPB, the top league in Japan, to MLB, prized right-handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will wait.Dice-K in talks with Mets over deal
The New York Mets said Monday they are talking with Daisuke Matsuzaka about bringing him back for next season. The 33-year-old free agent joined the... Read more ...Masahiro Tanaka rumors: Japanese team will ask SP to stay
Tanaka has not publicly shown an overwhelming desire to be posted. Rakuten president Yozo Tachibana says that the main priority of the meeting will be to ask the pitcher to stay in Japan.New York Yankees: New Posting System Latest Shot at Yankees
COMMENTARY | Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball are reportedly closing in on a new posting system that would cap posting bids for players who want to come from Japan into the major leagues at $20 million. Let's call this exactly what it is -- it is another anti-New York Yankees rule about to be enacted by MLB commissioner Bud Selig, protector of all things small-market. The ...Cubs taking aim at Japanese star Tanaka
25-year-old hurler had 24-0 mark last season The direction of the Cubs? 2014 starting rotation could be more defined by the end of the month. MLB withdrawing proposal for Japan bidding system
Major League Baseball is withdrawing its proposal for a new bidding system with Japan, making it uncertain whether prized pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be on the market this offseason. MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred said Japanese officials had not acted quickly enough on MLB's proposal for a new agreement and that a new proposal will be forwarded. Under the so-called ''posting system ...MLB withdraws proposal for new bidding system for Japanese players
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Major League Baseball is withdrawing its proposal for a new bidding system with Japan, making it uncertain whether prized pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be on the market this offseason.MLB nixes its proposal for new posting system
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Major League Baseball is withdrawing its proposal for a new bidding system with Japan, making it uncertain whether prized pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be on the market this offseason.Darvish 2nd, Iwakuma 3rd, Uehara 7th for Cy Young
Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma and Koji Uehara teamed up for an exceptionally strong showing by Japanese pitchers in the American League Cy Young Award voting. Darvish of the Texas Rangers was second and Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners came in third Wednesday, marking the highest finishes for Japanese pitchers in any Cy Young competition. Uehara of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox was ...
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In Japan's national high school tournament, Matsuzaka threw back-to-back complete game wins, throwing 250 pitches, then pitched an inning in relief the next day. On the fourth day, he started again and again got the win with a complete game, throwing about 400 pitches in four days.
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