Mets Pick-up Veteran Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka

Looking to bolster their injury-plagued rotation, the Mets picked up the righthander Thursday, a league source confirmed. The one-time Red Sox star, whom the Mets placed a bid on in 2006, last pitched in the major leagues in 2012, but had spent this season pitching for the Indians’ Triple-A team in Columbus.

Matsuzaka will start Friday’s series opener against the Tigers at Citi Field.

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