It remains to be seen who will win the job, but general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed on Tuesday that both power hitters will be on the Opening Day roster.
The Mets’ Twitter account tweeted the following: “Dice-KKK off to a quick start. He strikes out the side in the 1st inning. #NYMvsSTL”
Daisuke Matsuzaka’s career has fizzled since his much-ballyhooed move from Japan to the Red Sox in 2007. But he hopes his seven-game stint with the Mets will drum up some interest in free agency.
The Mets signed the Japanese right-hander to a one-year contract on Thursday and plan to start him in the opener of a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers.
Does Dice-K have a suitor in Queens?
Daisuke “Dice-K” Matsuzaka achieved varied success in his five years with the Boston Red Sox, but was the $51,111,111.11 paid for the rights to negotiate with the Japanese star worth the money?