Dice-K To Return From DL Thursday Against The Rockies

BOSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is

expected to come off the disabled list and start against the

Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.

Matsuzaka was scratched just before the first pitch of his

scheduled start last Saturday against Philadelphia and later placed

on the 15-day DL because of a strained forearm after feeling

discomfort warming up.

He threw 49 pitches in a side session before Saturday's game

against the Los Angeles Dodgers and said he felt good.


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