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\ Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed an absolute gem on the mound at Fenway Park on Monday afternoon, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia took notice. Matsuzaka, who hadn't pitched in the major leagues since going on the disable list with a neck injury in June, took the hill at Fenway against the Royals on Monday afternoon and threw seven innings of stellar baseball. Jarrod Saltalamacchia was impressed by his starters performance and made sure to note that it was his "best start of the year" after the 5-1 win on Monday. Check out the video above to hear more from Salty about Dice-K's performance.

Daisuke Matsuzaka: A Worthy Gamble

On Monday, the Boston Red Sox activated Daisuke Matsuzaka and sent David Ortiz to the DL. The recent Dodgers-Red Sox super-trade has cleared the slate of expectations for Boston’s 2013 team, and seems unlike they would be interested in giving Dice-K another go around while their minor leagues brim with newfound pitching talent. And though it is unwise to call the recent trade a...

Daisuke Matsuzaka Shows Signs of Confidence, Improved Health With Lights Out Return

BOSTON –– About every time Daisuke Matsuzaka's back is against the wall, he responds with a rare gem. On Monday, it was quite the stellar start. Making his first appearance for the Red Sox since July 2 and sixth outing of the season, Matsuzaka flummoxed the Royals lineup en route to leading the team to a 5-1 victory. "When I returned back in June and I didn't get...

Recap: Daisuke deals seven strong in win over Royals

As we all expected, Daisuke Matsuzaka returned from the DL today and was an efficient, strike-throwing machine. Huh? Dice pitched seven innings, allowing just two walks and five hits to stymie Kansas City. He also struck out six Royals for his first win in what was unquestionably his best start of the year. His ERA is now down to just a hair over 5.  If Matsuzaka has a strong...

Red Sox Live Blog: Daisuke Matsuzaka Makes Return to Mound in Getaway Day Game

8 a.m. ET: It's not often that afternoon games fall on consecutive days, but such are the oddities of baseball, and such is the case as the Boston Red Sox (61-67) wrap up their four-game set with the Kansas City Royals (56-70) on Monday. For the Red Sox, Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3, 6.65) makes his first start since July 2, when he was removed with a neck injury after giving up five...

Red Sox place Daisuke Matsuzaka on waivers

Via MLBTradeRumors comes a nugget from Buster Olney that the Sox have placed the national treasure Daisuke Matsuzaka on waivers.  Dice pitched well yesterday and has $2 million remaining on his oversized deal. Could he be an option for a team looking for pitching for five weeks? You never know. Especially if that team has thrown all financial caution to the wind...a team such...

Report: Daisuke Matsuzaka Placed on Waivers by Red Sox

The Red Sox continue to test the waiver system, and this time it's Daisuke Matsuzaka who has reportedly been put on the block.'s Buster Olney reported via Twitter on Tuesday morning that the club had recently placed the right-hander on waivers. Daisuke Matsuzaka was just put on trade waivers the other day; looked great in pitching vs. KC Monday. — Buster Olney...

Red Sox 5, Royals 1

Daisuke Matsuzaka returned from the disabled list with his best start of the season and Cody Ross drove in three runs, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday. The Red Sox took three of four games in the wraparound series and won for the second time in three games since trading Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford in a salary-dumping...

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jacoby Ellsbury Have Performances 'Just Like Old Times' Despite New-Look Roster (Video)

If you closed your eyes and tried really hard, you could almost imagine it was like old times for the Sox on Monday. The Red Sox beat the Royals, Daisuke Matsuzka hurled a gem and Jacoby Ellsbury re-found his power stroke to lead the team to a 5-1 win over Kansas City. It was a throwback to the days of yore, when Matsuzaka was a dominant pitcher and Ellsbury was a 30-30 threat. Those...

Red Sox send Ortiz back to DL, season in doubt

The Red Sox activated Daisuke Matsuzaka from the disabled list and started him Monday against the Royals. The Red Sox also placed designated hitter David Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to August 25) due to a right Achilles strain, recalled outfielder Ryan Kalish from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned right-handed pitcher Pedro Beato to Pawtucket. Matsuzaka and...

Dice-K, Red Sox beat Royals

Daisuke Matsuzaka, returning from the DL and pitching his first game in well over a month, led the Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Royals in the finale of their four-game series. Matsuzaka was outstanding in his seven innings of work where he allowed one run over five inning. It was his first major league win in over 16 months. Jacoby Ellsbury and Cody Ross led the offensive with Ellsbury...

Who Will Be This Week's Amica Pitcher of the Week?

What a difference a week has made when it comes to the Red Sox' starting pitching rotation. The Sox have done some shaking up of things in the last week, and the impact has been felt on the club's pitching. Josh Beckett was traded to Los Angeles over the weekend, but Daisuke Matsuzaka was activated (and pitched well) on Monday against Kansas City. Meanwhile, Felix Doubront...

Report: Red Sox place Dice-K on waivers

A day after pitched a seven inning gem and earning his 50th career victory against the Kansas City Royals, the Red Sox reportedly have place right handed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on trade waivers according to baseball writer Buster Olney on Twitter. He is currently 1-3 with a 5.10 ERA in six starts this season. [...]
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