Woah, did I just read that correctly? Daisuke Matsuzaka "Dice-K", has been signed by the New York Mets, just two days after he was granted his release by the Cleveland Indians from Triple-A. Matsuzaka will start tomorrow against the heavy-hitting Tigers.
Matsuzaka last appeared in the big leagues for the Red Sox in 2012, where he started 11 games and posted a horrific 1-7 record to go along with an 8.28 ERA. This season, however, pitching in the Indians minor league system, Matsuzaka posted a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts. Indians manager Terry Francona stated that Dice-K was an "average Triple-A pitcher" and "wouldn't be able to get back to the bigs." The Mets obviously thought differently on that.
Honestly, I have no idea how Matsuzaka will perform in the big apple. I think he's a low-risk, high-reward type of player for the Mets. They just decided to roll the dice.