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Red Sox won't rule out 6-man rotation

Updated: March 30, 2010, 9:54 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona and pitching coach John Farrell devised a creative way to use five starters despite the scheduling oddity of three off days in the season's first 10 days, a plan that paid great heed to rest management, maximizing effectiveness and, just as important, rewarding all five pitchers.

But what happens when Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is pitched Monday afternoon in a minor league game, joins the starting mix?

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