Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/3/12
Daisuke Matsuzaka was obviously having trouble Monday night against the A's, giving up five earned runs in one inning of work. But his pitching wasn't the only thing off. Matsuzaka is also battling back problems and may need time on the disabled list to deal with the injury, according to ESPN. "[Matsuzaka] went out with a crink in his neck, and we were hoping he was going to work through it," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said of the Monday night start. The tightness is in the same spot where Matsuzaka was hurting in May, when he was coming back...
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