Matsuzaka On DL With Neck Strain

BOSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona doesn't

think early tests show anything serious with injured right-hander

Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Matsuzaka was scratched just before the first pitch of his

scheduled start Saturday against Philadelphia and later placed on

the 15-day disabled list because of a strained forearm.

Matsuzaka, who started the season on the DL with a neck strain,

is 5-2 with a 4.59 ERA in eight starts this season. He has allowed

41 hits over 49 innings with 37 strikeouts and 23 walks.


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