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Matsuzaka's program slightly delayed

Updated: February 17, 2010, 5:06 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein told reporters on Wednesday morning that Daisuke Matsuzaka has what the team believes to be a mild back strain but that it would not prevent the pitcher from having a normal spring training.

Epstein said Matsuzaka suffered the mild strain on Friday and his throwing program would be delayed, but only slightly. As a precaution, Epstein said, Matsuzaka would not throw again until he receives a physical like the rest ...

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