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Dice-K scratched from Saturday start; placed on disabled list

Jun 12, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT

daisuke matsuzaka headshot red sox.jpgNot only was Daisuke Matsuzaka a late scratch from his scheduled start against the Phillies on Saturday afternoon, he was also placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.

Dice-K informed the team of discomfort in his forearm while warming up before the game, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. The severity of the injury is not yet known.

Matsuzaka, who started the year on the disabled list with a neck strain, is 5-2 with a 4.59 ERA over his first eight starts this season. He recently tossed eight shutout innings in a win over the Indians on Monday night.

Scott Atchison, who was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket when Jeremy Hermida was placed on the DL on Friday, is making his first major league start in Matsuzaka’s place. The 34-year-old right-hander entered Saturday’s action with a 4.50 ERA over nine relief appearances with the Red Sox this season.

  1. Sonny - Jun 12, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    Isn’t he great ? 100 million dollars thrown down the drain on this stiff . Try getting rid of this bum and see what happens . The Sox are stuck with him .

  2. Humbled by Wisdom - Jun 13, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    Try getting rid of this bum and see what happens .

    What an insightful and cogent analysis. Thank you for bringing this to the table. Your contributions to the discussions on this board are incalculable. You did manage to not say Blosox this time, so I guess that’s at least a slight improvement on your part.

  3. John F - Jun 13, 2010 at 8:24 AM

    Hey, he might be an albatross, but he’s no Kei Igawa/Hidecki Irabu…whew, dodged a bullet there! I wanted to say BloSox, DeadSox, RoidSox, etc for effect, but it’s an exercise in futility. It’s a Yankee hater’s world so there is no out name calling that crew…besides, we obviously deserve it :-)…

  4. Sonny - Jun 13, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Good point on the other two stiffs . My defense is those two combined were less of a beating (financially) than Dice-k , as if that’s any consolation . I would have fired the scouts that were responsible for signing those three supposed pitchers. Kei Igawa is by far the worst of the lot , what a joke . I still can’t believe the Yankees gave him 40 million , that scout should have been shot , firing him would have been too good for him .

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