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Matsuzaka surgery likely next week

Posted on: June 2, 2011 2:47 pm
Edited on: June 2, 2011 2:58 pm
 
Daisuke Matsuzaka is headed for Tommy John surgery, probably next week, a baseball source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday.

The news doesn't come as a big surprise, despite repeated denials from the Red Sox that Matsuzaka would need surgery. He complained of elbow pain as far back as April, and hasn't pitched since leaving a start on May 16. Japan's Nikkan Sports then reported Wednesday night that Matsuzaka had decided on surgery, and the source confirmed that decision on Thursday.

Matsuzaka's six-year, $52 million deal with the Red Sox runs through next season, but now he won't pitch for the rest of this year and for at least the start of the 2012 season. Matsuzaka has made 105 starts for Boston, going 49-30 with a 4.25 ERA.

The Red Sox have been without two starters, as John Lackey has also been on the disabled list. But Lackey is scheduled to return from the DL to start Sunday against the Mariners. The Sox have used Tim Wakefield and Alfredo Aceves as fill-in starters, and the team is 3-3 in the six starts they've made since Matsuzaka and Lackey went on the DL.

The Red Sox have also lost left-handed reliever Rich Hill, who had pitched eight scoreless innings before leaving Wednesday's game clutching his arm. The Boston Globe reported Thursday that Hill is also likely headed for season-ending surgery.
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Since: Nov 19, 2011
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Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 5:21 pm
 

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:18 am
 

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Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Daisuke Matsuzaka is a huge let down..

Daisuke Matsuzaka is a huge let down last year, this year, and next year..  It's a huge salary hit for the REDSOX for next year too.  It really hurts the sox because now they can't trade him and he won't rush back to try to help them next year because he knows that they have no intention of signing him again.  At best he might pitch a few games at the end of the year to showcase he can still pitch.  No way he does anything to help them next year.  Now do the redsox spend a bunch of time and money trying to rehab a guy next year knowing you have no interest in him at all.. Lets face it Daisuke Matsuzaka has been terrible the last 2 years before the surgury..  They would have delt him away already if they could find anybody stupid enough or Dice man pitch remotely good enough to be wanted. 

If I was the Boston REDSOX I would cut his ass...  Say good buy and rehab yourself!



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