Daisuke Matsuzaka decided to return to Seibu for the first time in 14 years “To the best in Japan, to the power of the team” December 3, 14:55
39-year-old pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has scored 170 wins in Japan and the United States in professional baseball and the major leagues, has decided to return to Seibu, the old nest for the first time in 14 years.
In October, pitcher Matsuzaka left China and has been negotiating with the old Seibu to join the group.
And on the 3rd, Seibu announced that it had agreed to a contract with pitcher Matsuzaka.
The return to Seibu is the first in 14 years.
Matsuzaka is 39 years old.
As the ace of Yokohama High School, he achieved consecutive spring and summer championships at Koshien and joined Seibu in 1999 as the first draft.
He was enrolled in eight seasons until 2006, including winning the most wins for the third consecutive year from the first year.
After that, I transferred to the major leagues and played for Red Sox.
Returning to the Japanese baseball world at Softbank four years ago, last year has won 170 comeback awards with 6 wins in Chunichi, and has won 170 wins in Japan and the United States.
He was also active in the WBC = World Baseball Classic and the Olympics.
Pitcher Matsuzaka said, “I am very happy to be returning to Seibu for the first time in 14 years. Tokorozawa, who started as a professional baseball player and raised, and can play baseball again in front of all Seibu fans. I'm really looking forward to it, and I would like to make an effort to help the team aiming for the third straight victory in Japan and the best in Japan. "