Righthanded pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka became a free agent at the end of the 2012 season and was picked up by the Cleveland Indians on a minor-league deal for 2013. He did not make the Indians’ big-league club out of spring training, but agreed to a new minor-league deal to stay with the club.
His first MLB spring training was in a Red Sox uniform in March 2007, which started his six-year career with Boston. In June of 2011, Matsuzaka underwent Tommy John surgery. He returned in 2012 but was ineffective, going 1-7 with an 8.28 ERA.