Dice-K could pitch by early June
For all the drama over who will be Boston’s fourth and fifth starters, it is interesting to note that Daisuke Matsuzaka could be filling one of those slots by early June, according to Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine.
Dice-K threw two simulated innings on Thursday.
“Matsuzaka threw two simulated innings. After the first four pitches, he looked pretty good,” Valentine said.
A reporter asked Valentine if July 1 was a realistic date for Dice-K’s return.
“July? I think that that’s more than realistic, yeah. We have it mapped out before that. Closer to June 1. Yeah. I man, potentially. And there I went. I threw out a date, didn’t I?”