Dice-K goes two innings in first outing

Updated: March 26, 2010, 9:11 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Daisuke Matsuzaka said Thursday he will be in Boston for the season opener, but it doesn't mean he will be ready to pitch. Before he rejoins the rotation, the likelihood is that he will need to pitch more before he is activated, whether it's back in Florida or in Pawtucket.

Because in a sense, while the Red Sox are coming to the end of spring training, Matsuzaka is just starting.

Matsuzaka won't be a factor in the Red Sox pitching plans for at least the first couple ...

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