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Notebook: Daisuke Matsuzaka headed to Indians

With at least one spot open in his rotation, new Indians manager Terry Francona will give a pitcher he knows well a shot to win a starting job.

Japanese righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka agreed to a minor league contract with Cleveland on Sunday. Matsuzaka, who pitched for Francona with the Red Sox, must pass a physical for the deal to be finalized.

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