Interesting Daisuke Matsuzaka headlines from January 17.
- Matsuzaka decides... DeNA over minor league contract (Sanspo)
- Matsuzaka narrows down choices! Down to three: Indians, Marlins, Mets! (Sports Hochi)
- A slim Matsuzaka takes off... Narrows option to one: MLB (Nikkan Sports)
- Matsuzaka to the US / Weight notes (Nikkan Sports)
- Matsuzaka, Direct flight to Boston canceled...Sudden change of plans, stop-over in New York (Sanspo)
"If I was thinking about coming back to Japan when I first decided to go to the Majors, I would have kept my house [in Japan]. I was not thinking about that when I left. I now see just how lucky I was. I think this actually might be good for me." Sponichi 1/17/2013
"I am very thankful [for the offers from NPB teams], but I think I would like to play in the Majors. I still have a month before [spring training] and I have left it all up to my agent. I am in no rush. All I can do is believe and wait." Sponichi 1/17/2013