FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball.

The 34-year-old right-hander, who went 3-3 with 78 strikeouts and a 3.89 ERA for the New York Mets in 2014, led the Pacific League in wins three times with the Seibu Lions before signing a six-year, $52 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in 2006.



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