Baseball: Veteran Matsuzaka signs new 1-yr deal with Lions

Former big leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a new one-year deal with the Seibu Lions, the Pacific League club said Monday. The 40-year-old right-hander rejoined the Lions last December after 14 years away, but he did not pitch for their first team this season after undergoing cervical spine surgery in July and spending much of the time rehabilitating. “I’m thankful they offered me a new contract,” Matsuzaka said. “I’ll aim to win at (Seibu’s home stadium) MetLife Dome next year and pay back the club and fans.” Matsuzaka spent eight years at Seibu from 1999 before leaving for the major leag…

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