Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed three scoreless innings for Single-A St. Lucie on Monday night against Bradenton. Matsuzaka allowed one hit and struck out three in a 39-pitch effort.
Dice-K is expected to return within the next few weeks. He threw 26 of his 39 pitches for strikes. It's unknown, however, what his role will be with the Mets. He threw multiple innings, so it seems he's being rehabbed as a starter, but Rafael Montero was recently promoted to take the place of the injured Jacob deGrom. Should Montero struggle, Dice-K would be next in line. Until then, he'll either bide his time at Triple-A or function as the long man in Queens. ANALYST:
Eagles signed WR Miles Austin.
After a disappointing season with the Browns which was also marred with a kidney injury, Austin heads back to the NFC East to join the Eagles who are obviously hoping he can return with some of that old 2009 magic. There's not much of a receiving corps there, so if he plays well in camp, he could see a decent-sized role. Analysis: Howard Bender