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Daisuke Matsuzaka goes four-plus in second rehab start

Apr 29, 2012, 10:46 AM EDT

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More progress for Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka.

According to Dan Hickling of the Boston Globe, the Japanese right-hander allowed just one earned run over 4 2/3 innings Saturday for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. It was his second minor league rehab start, and he reported no issues whatsoever with his surgically-repaired right elbow.

Matsuzaka is throwing all of his pitches and being clocked regularly in the lower-90s with his fastball. If all continues to go well, he could join the Red Sox starting rotation at some point in early June.

Dice-K has a 4.25 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.2 K/9 in 622 2/3 career major league innings (spanning five years).

  1. hushbrother - Apr 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Just when things were going well for the Red Sox …

    • mornelithe - Apr 29, 2012 at 12:11 PM

      Yeah, not sure Boston can count this as a positive…though, I suppose he’s marginally better than Lackey…maybe?

      • mgv38 - Apr 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

        Well, he’s no Freddy Garcia.

      • mornelithe - Apr 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM

        Matsuzaka’s about as skilled as the guy they have tossing pitches during the HR Derby.

  2. pcaisnipe - Apr 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Dice-K Matsu-BUKAKKE
    8=====D – – – (;

  3. bigleagues - Apr 29, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Yeah, well Chien Ming Wang went 4 Innings and pitched well in his rehab start last night as well . . .

    What’s with the anti-Taiwanese bias at HBT?


    • henryd3rd - Apr 29, 2012 at 3:48 PM

      Daisuke Matsuzaka

  4. henryd3rd - Apr 29, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Daisuke Matsuzaka is not Taiwanese!

    • mornelithe - Apr 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

      Apparently intelligence gets a thumbs down on these boards lol.

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 30, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    this is wonderful news, hopefully Jenks will be back soon as well

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