According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Astros and Mets are “kicking around the possibility” of adding Matsuzaka, whose six-year stint in Boston wasn’t exactly illustrious.
Matsuzaka won 18 games in 2008, compiling a good-looking 2.90 ERA along the way, but the rest of his tenure with the Red Sox was marred by both injuries and inconsistent production. Now, he’s facing a very uncertain future.
As Cafardo points out, Matsuzaka could opt to return to Japan, where he became a legend before embarking on his subpar major league career. If the righty thinks he has a good chance of cracking a big league squad, though, he could decide to stick around, although whichever team signs him will be hoping he ups his level of play.
Matsuzaka went 1-7 with a 8.28 ERA in 11 starts last season. Overall, he’s 50-37 with a 4.52 ERA.