For better (David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia) but mostly worse (Daisuke Matsuzaka, Carl Crawford, Pablo Sandoval, Rick Porcello, J.D.
In addition to Matsuzaka, Tazawa and Uehara, the Red Sox also brought in Hideki Okajima and Takashi Saito (a player who, like Uehara, came from another MLB club) during the Lucchino years.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (2015): 0 innings - Matsuzaka missed the start of the season with the flu, then developed shoulder soreness that eventually required season-ending shoulder surgery in August.
In an offseason in which the Red Sox' work was essentially done in December, a question looms: Why hasn't the team had a bells-and-whistles press conference to announce an extension with either Xander Bogaerts or Mookie Betts?
Former Boston Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who faced Kiyohara in the Japan Series while playing for the Seibu Lions, said, “We've been playing baseball looking up to Kiyohara-san.
Boston's Hideki Okajima, left, replaces starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka as manager Terry Francona looks on during game 5 of the American Legue Championship Series at Fenway Park in Boston on Thursday, October 16, 2008.
A nearby Japanese-style confectionery store called Ryogoku Okawaya continues to take care of the Matsuzaka Inari Shrine located within the park.
You'll hear players speak about their awesome offseason workout program. You'll hear how they're in the best shape of their lives.
Second chances are the theme of the fantasy “Sumika Sumire” (“Sumi or Sumire”; TV Asahi, Fri., 11:15 p.m.), a new series based on a popular “girls comic” by Mitsuba Takanashi.
LIVERPOOL FC fans have been quick to express their dissatisfaction over the new ticketing plans and prices for Anfield, drawn up by the club's owners Fenway Sports Group for the 2016-17 season.
Okajima's career has been crazy to say the least. The Japan product came over to the Boston Red Sox in 2007, the same year as Daisuke Matsuzaka. While Matsuzaka took up the spotlight, Okajima quickly became one of the most important pieces in the Red ...
Remember Daisuke Matsuzaka's “gyro ball?” Drake has succeeded via a devastating split-finger fastball, and his focus is more on preserving that pitch than learning another.
Don't get me wrong, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, Curt Schilling, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and David Wells all have impressive credentials, but Price is a strong number two when it comes to the honor.
... por sucursales tuvo como compañeros, entre otros, a Tim Beckham, Alex Colomé, Matt Moore, Kyle Lobstein y Desmond Jennings; además de enfrentar a Joe Mauer, Didi Gregorius, Billy Hamilton, Xander Bogaerts, Pedro Ciriaco y Daisuke Matsuzaka.