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Matsuzaka signs minor league deal with Indians

Japanese right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka has agreed to a minor league contract with Cleveland. Matsuzaka, who pitched for new Indians manager Terry Francona with the Boston Red Sox, must pass a physical for the deal to be finalized. The Indians’ pitchers and catchers reported to camp in Goodyear, Ariz., on Sunday, with physicals scheduled to take place today. Matsuzaka, 32, would get a $1.5 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and would be able to earn $2.5 million in performance bonuses based on innings and starts. He has won 50 major league games since signing a $52 million, six-year contract with Boston as free agent in 2007. Dice-K has been limited to 18 starts and 83 innings the last two seasons after right elbow surgery in 2011. – AP



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