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[12/10/2013] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Wei-Ying Chen, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Dec.10, 2013 @ 3:25 pm, under MLB

The New York Mets could pursue Daisuke Matsuzaka (33).  From the New York Posts' Mike Puma:

... Alderson also still has interest in Daisuke Matsuzaka and is expected to listen on the possibility of adding veteran Freddy Garcia, who has received a minor league offer from the Braves, but is seeking a major league deal.

Source: New York Post 12/9/2013

From Newsday's Marc Carig:

... As for potential fits, Alderson said Daisuke Matsuzaka, 33, is among those on the Mets' list, though the club has had no significant dialogue with his agents. He went 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA last year. He pitched well down the stretch after signing with the Mets in August.

Source: Newsday 12/9/2013

From MLB.com's Anthony DiComo:

... In recapping Day 1 of the Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, Alderson mentioned only two potential rotation targets by name: Johan Santana, whose lead agent has been in contact with the Mets, and Daisuke Matsuzaka, who ended last season with the team.

... Matsuzaka, 33, seems safer from a durability standpoint despite his own injury-plagued history. But the right-hander's upside is limited given his 5.41 ERA since 2009. Matsuzaka could not find any team willing to give him a big league contract last winter, and he may be similarly hard-pressed to do so this year.

Source: MLB.com 12/9/2013

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Wei-Ying Chen (28) visited Nagoya Stadium on Monday for the first time since leaving the Chunichi Dragons for the Majors after the 2011 season.  He did some light workouts and spent some time in the training room.  He arrived in Japan on the 8th and will be returning to Taiwan on the 12th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/10/2013Daily Sports 12/10/2013

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The Yakult Swallows are very much interested in Hisanori Takahashi (38).  Takahashi is open to a return to Japan.

Source: Sponichi 12/10/2013

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Yakult senryokugai Itsuki Shoda (32) wants to continue his career.  In addition to playing in Japan, he has also spent time in Taiwan (2010) and the United States (2011).  He is open to playing anywhere in the world.

Source: Sponichi 12/10/2013