Daisuke Matsuzaka has been placed on the 15-day DL, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said on Sunday, and he hinted it could take months for the struggling right[-hander] to recover.Catcher Dusty Brown was called up from Pawtucket to fill Matsuzaka's roster spot. He will be available for today's game against Atlanta.
"It's not going to be a two-week DL thing," said Francona. "We have a lot of work ahead of us to get him back to being Daisuke."
Matsuzaka had an MRI done yesterday that showed "a little bit of weakness in his shoulder," but there is no true structural damage. ...
Matsuzaka will be sent to the Red Sox spring training complex in Florida when he begins his rehab. There is no timetable for his return.
June 21, 2009
Matsuzaka On DL; No Timetable For Return
Ben Collins, Globe:
by allan at 12:18 PM