According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "it is believed the Indians did bid" on Daisuke Matsuzaka. Indians fans can hope they tacked the $4MM or so not spent on a 2B onto their bid.
We can also be confident that the Yankees and Mets placed bids. The Rangers indicated their intent to bid before the mandate of silence was issued from MLB. Other teams that have been mentioned as likely bidders are the Cubs, Red Sox, and Diamondbacks.
So instead of a five team race, seven clubs might actually be involved. All we can do is wait…I know the suspense is killing many of you!