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Matsuzaka (elbow) will rest 7-10 days before attempting to throw again, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
Matsuzaka returned to New York to have his elbow examined Friday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.
Matsuzaka will return to the bullpen, as Jon Niese has officially been named Monday's starter, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Matsuzaka fanned a season-high 10 Saturday, but came away with a no-decision in a four-run, four-hit performance over six innings against the visiting Marlins.
Matsuzaka did not record a decision Monday against the Braves as he allowed six hits and two walks to go along with three strikeouts in seven scoreless innings.
Matsuzaka pitched five innings Tuesday, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five batters in dropping his third loss (3-3) of the year in the Mets' 5-4 loss to Braves.
Matsuzaka (3-2) was tagged for a season-high five runs on five hits and four walks Thursday in a loss to the Pirates. He struck out four.
Matsuzaka allowed just one run on six hits, walking one and striking out four over 5.1 innings, but was hard-luck loser in Miami's 3-2 win over the Mets on Friday night.
Matsuzaka (stomach) has been confirmed as Friday's starter against the Marlins, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.
Matsuzaka left Sunday's start vs. the Padres after the first inning with a "severe upset stomach."
Matsuzaka (hamstring) is fine after being hit with a line drive during his last start Tuesday and will be able to make his next scheduled start, The Record reports.
Matsuzaka was pulled after the sixth inning Tuesday because he took a line drive to the right hamstring, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Matsuzaka allowed three hits, two earned runs and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks.
Matsuzaka will start the second game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Diamondbacks, ESPN New York reports.
Matsuzaka may be in line to see increased work in the ninth inning following Wednesday's release of Kyle Farnsworth.
Matsuzaka is under consideration for save chances, with manager Terry Collins saying Tuesday that the team will take a "game by game" approach to the closer's role, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Matsuzaka picked up his first career save Thursday with a perfect ninth inning against the Cardinals.
Matsuzaka's contract was selected from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The Mets paid Matsuzaka $100K Tuesday, preserving the right to send him to the minors, and buying the team time to decide if Matsuzaka or Jenrry Mejia opens the year as the team's fifth starter, ESPN New York reports.
Matsuzaka, attempting to solidify his hold on the fifth starter spot, allowed one earned in six-plus innings Monday.
Matsuzaka and Jenrry Mejia are believed to be in a dead heat in the competition to be the Mets' fifth starter, Newsday's Marc Craig reports.
Matsuzaka solidified his hold on the fifth starter spot Thursday, allowing one run on three hits while striking out four in 3.2 innings against the Nationals, ESPN New York reports.
Matsuzaka allowed one run in two innings in his spring training debut against the Cardinals on Sunday.