Report: Dice-K expected to return to Japan

Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka

#16 SP
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM34
  • W3

  • L3

  • BB50

  • K78

  • ERA3.89

NEW YORK -- Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to accept an offer from the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks to return to his native Japan, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported.

After completing the 2014 season with the Mets, Matsuzaka expressed a strong desire to return to full-time starting pitching.

An official announcement is expected within days.