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Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japan MLB debut: 2007 with Red
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Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japan
MLB debut: 2007 with Red Sox
2006 WBC: 3-0, 1.38 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, 13.0 IP
MLB career (six seasons): 50-37, 4.52 ERA, 1.41 WHIP
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From WBC to MLB

12 players have made the jump from playing for their home countries during the World Baseball Classic to becoming a major league player -- seven from Japan and five from Cuba. Players are ordered by their MLB debut.