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Reports: Indians sign Daisuke Matsuzaka to minor league deal

Former Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has reportedly signed a minor league deal with the Indians.
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Former Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has reportedly signed a minor league deal with the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians have signed former Red Sox starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league deal, according to CBS Sports.

Matsuzaka will be reunited with his former manager, Terry Francona. He has an invitation to spring training, and he will make $1.5 million if he makes the Opening Day roster and another $4 million if he hits all of his incentives.

Matsuzaka had a 4.52 ERA in six years in Boston after signing a $52 million contract. He made just 18 starts in the last two seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He posted an 8.28 ERA in 11 starts in 2012.

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