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To the delight of most Red Sox fans, Hideki Okajima will be heading back to Japan to pitch for the Softbank Hawks. Even though he was not a part of the Red Sox organization anymore, the thought of a very slim possibility of him returning was nauseating.
Okajima spent most of 2011 with the Pawsox and most recently failed his physical with the Yankees. The decision was an easy one to make for Okajima, especially at 36-years-old and uncertainty surrounding any further MLB action.
I guess I can say thanks for a brief flash of quality pitching and keeping Dice-K company.
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Boston Red Sox righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka is hoping to return to the mound in June.
Matsuzaka, who underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2011, had a strong bullpen session Sunday, throwing hard and using his secondary pitches.
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Beckett gave up one hit with two strikeouts for Boston, which beat Northeastern 25-0 and Boston College 6-3 Saturday in exhibition games.
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By Michael Green
The subject of today’s player profile is 5th starter/Alfredo Aceves-esque swingman Felix Doubont. A young lefty with gobs of potential, is this the year that Doubront finally puts it all together at the big league level? Read on to see what we think!
How much of this will we see in 2012?
The Backstory: Signed as a 16 year old projectable lefty...