GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka #20 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark on February 24, 2013 in Goodyear, Arizona.
My breaking pitches need to improve ... More important, my velocity can improve. It is not what I know it can be. That is probably one of the reasons the front office decided to make this decision. The calf injury that happened along the way was a big setback. My arm feels good. Other than my velocity, I think I'm all set.
It ended up being all right ... Other than my last outing, I think I've been improving with each outing. I think I'm in a good place right now. The competition is obviously in my mind, and it's definitely something that I need to continue to focus on, but the important part is to make sure I'm all right.More quotes »
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Daisuke Matsuzaka placed on minor-league DL
out 24 batters in 20 2/3 innings, but control issues continue to hound him as he has given out 18 walks. Indians pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka continued to struggle in the minors Friday, as he walked eight in four innings for Triple-A Columbus. Matsuzaka managed from CBS Sports Read more »
Cleveland Indians' minor league report
AAA Columbus due to an undisclosed injury. Mark Duncan, Associated Press Class AAA: Columbus 6, Pawtucket 5 Starter Daisuke Matsuzaka cruised through three innings before being pulled in the fourth because of an undisclosed injury, but the Clippers hung on from Cleveland.com Read more »
Betances, Johnson power RailRiders
by a run, the RailRiders had a runner on base, and slugger Dan Johnson digging into the batter's box. But veteran Daisuke Matsuzaka was throwing strikes and working fast, beating the RailRiders all night with the best of his sizable repertoire. In the midst from Scranton Times-Tribune Read more »
Cleveland Indians' minor-league report
AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2, Columbus 1 Clippers starter Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked two. Class AA: Akron 7, Trenton 1 Paolo Espino allowed one hit over 6 innings and C Chun-Hsiu Chen had from Cleveland.com Read more »
Daisuke Matsuzaka struggling in minors
pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka continued to struggle in the minors Friday, as he walked eight in four innings for Triple-A Columbus. Matsuzaka managed to limit the damage to just 2 runs in his first loss over three starts. Matsuzaka has pitched 11 1/3 innings in from CBS Sports Read more »