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The Cleveland Indians released former Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka—nixing a minor league contract he had with the team. This move allows the Indians to avoid making a $100,000 payment if he did not make the major league roster by today. Both sides are likely to agree on a re-signing of the Japanese hurler to a new minor league contract. He will likely begin the year at AAA. So much for the vaunted reunion of Dice-K and Tito.