Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Daisuke Matsuzaka to Disabled List

posted by Jon Williams
The Red Sox have now placed Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list. He left last night's game in the first inning after struggling with what the team called arm fatigue. It has been suggested that this is a result of his use during the World Baseball Classic.
The Red Sox have placed Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list and recalled lefthanded reliever Hunter Jones from Pawtucket.
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This sounds relatively minor. Although any arm related problems are worrisome in pitchers this problem seems easily retified with a couple of weeks off. Owners should not panic, nor should they release Matsuzaka under any circumstances.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Tommy Landry said...

So who takes his rotation spot? Buccholz?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 4:04:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jon Williams said...

It's hard to say. Buchholz makes sense but since the need is apparently so short term they could just move everyone up in the order. They would only need a fifth starter once. Other options would be Masterson or using Wakefield on short rest, which they've done often when they need a short term solution.If Matsuzaka were to miss more than a start or two Buchholz probably gets first shot at the job.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 5:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jon Williams said...

Thinking about it... the Beckett suspension could really make things difficult if they rule on his appeal quickly.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 5:23:00 PM EDT  

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