Sunday, February 10, 2013

Francona Re-Unites With Dice-K In Cleveland

Just A Bit Outside The Hub
Back on January 17th, we wrote that Daisuke Matsuzaka might rejoin Terry Francona in Cleveland. Well, it has come to pass. The Indians announced today that they have signed Dice-K to a minor league deal—with an invite to Spring Training. If he makes the Opening Day roster, he'll earn $1.5 million—with incentives that could push the deal as high as $4 million. It's unclear at this point whether Dice-K has a real shot at a rotation spot, or if he'd just be a bullpen option. If he does make the squad, he'll join a slew of other ex-Carmine Hose in The Mistake By The Lake.