Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 2 Days

Daisuke Matsuzaka has been moved to the Mets' bullpen.

He's clearing space for the return of Jon Niese (shoulder) from the disabled list. Matsuzaka posted a 4.24 ERA while striking out nearly a batter per inning as part of the rotation and could get another shot to start if Bartolo Colon (or Niese) is traded.

Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 14 Days

Daisuke Matsuzaka blanked the Braves for seven innings Monday, but he didn't factor into the decision after a three-run eighth.

Matsuzaka remained 2-3 through eight starts this season, with a 3.98 ERA in those games. He's a hard guy to trust, but he's giving the Mets all they could have hoped for. Of course, it is something of a fluke that he's allowed just one homer in 40 2/3 innings as a starter to date.

Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 20 Days

Daisuke Matsuzaka fell to 3-3, allowing five runs over five innings as the Mets were defeated by the Braves 5-4 on Tuesday.

Matsuzaka has been hit-or-miss for the Mets over his seven starts, either putting up a clunker or looking dominant. It was a clunker on Tuesday, as he allowed seven hits while walking three and striking out five. The right-hander will take his 3.72 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 54/38 K/BB ratio into his next outing against the Braves at home.

Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 25 Days

Daisuke Matsuzaka fell to 3-2, allowing five runs in six innings in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

Matsuzaka had spotty control, walking four while yielding only five hits -- including a three-run home run to Gregory Polanco -- while striking out four. The right-hander has had good results overall, contributing as a swingman. Matsuzaka now has a 3.23 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 49/35 K/BB ratio in 53 innings. He'll face the Braves on the road in his next start.

Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 1 Month

Daisuke Matsuzaka took the loss Friday against the Marlins despite giving up just one run over 5 1/3 innings.

The lone run scored on a ground out from Adeiny Hechavarria in the first inning, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. Dice-K fanned four and walked one in the loss. With a 2.68 ERA, Matsuzaka has done a respectable job for the Mets this season despite issuing a bunch of walks, but he remains a risky option in fantasy leagues.

Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 1 Month

Daisuke Matsuzaka returned to action on Tuesday June 17.

Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 1 Month

Daisuke Matsuzaka left Sunday's start against the Padres with a severe upset stomach.

Matsuzaka obviously wasn't comfortable enough to continue, but he'll be fine for his next outing. The Mets could bring him back on short rest, if needed, since he only threw one inning.

Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 1 Month

Daisuke Matsuzaka left Sunday's start versus the Padres with an apparent injury.

It appeared that Matsuzaka might have tweaked his side in the first inning, so it could be an oblique issue. He remained in the game to finish off the inning but was replaced in the second frame. The Mets should provide an update on the hurler shortly.

Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 1 Month

Daisuke Matsuzaka improved to 3-0, allowing one run over six innings as the Mets defeated the Brewers 6-2 on Tuesday.

Matsuzaka rebounded from a mediocre start against the Cubs with a fine outing against the Brewers. The right-hander allowed only three hits, walked three, and struck out five. Overall, including his time in the bullpen, Matsuzaka has a 2.95 ERA with a 39/28 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings. He'll face the lowly Padres at home in his next outing.

Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM 2 Months

Daisuke Matsuzaka got the no-decision, allowing four runs in 4 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

Matsuzaka, making his second start of the season, wasn't very effective. The right-hander allowed only four hits, but walked five and struck out two. Overall, however, Matsuzaka has been decent for the Mets, owning a 3.21 ERA and a 1.28 ERA. He'll face the Brewers at home in his next turn in the rotation.