Indians signed RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Matsuzaka will earn $1.5 million if he makes the Opening Day roster and can get a total of $4 million if hits all of his incentives. He will, of course, be reunited with former manager Terry Francona in Cleveland. Matsuzaka, not surprisingly, didn't receive much interest on the open market after posting an 8.28 ERA over 11 starts in 2012. There are a couple rotation spots up for grabs with the Indians, but Dice-K doesn't seem particularly likely to land one of them. Instead, he'll likely either wind up in the bullpen as a long man or as starter depth at Triple-A.