Originally written March 19, 2012 on NESN.com:
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Daisuke Matsuzaka continued his quest back to a big league mound on Monday morning in Florida. Under the watchful eye of manager Bobby Valentine, pitching coach Bob McClure and general manager Ben Cherington, Matsuzaka once again threw live batting practice. It's the latest in the long line of steps for the right-hander in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Matsuzaka also threw live BP on Friday. The right-hander addressed the media earlier in the spring, and while he wasn't willing to commit to a return date, he was hopeful that he'd return sooner than expected. "The trainers have mentioned an...
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