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Matsuzaka officially became a free agent Thursday morning after the World Series ended the previous evening, ESPN New York reports.
Matsuzaka tossed 7.2 innings of shutout ball against the Reds on Wednesday to earn his third win of the season. He gave up four runs and two walks while striking out six.
Matsuzaka allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits, walking three and striking out six over six innings of a 6-4 win over Philadelphia on Friday night.
Matsuzaka turned around his fortunes Sunday, at least for one day, when he gave up one run on three hits and three walks, while accumulating six strikeouts in 5.2 innings, in the Mets' triumph at Cleveland.
Matsuzaka was dropped for his second straight loss with the Mets on Wednesday against the Phillies after allowing four runs on six hits over 4.1 innings.
Matsuzaka allowed five runs on six hits, walking one and striking out four over five innings of a 6-1 loss to Detroit on Friday night.
Matsuzaka has gone 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 35 innings in his last five starts at Triple-A.