Dice-K's elbow is reason for concern

Red Sox rotation would get shake-up if injury is worse than Matsuzaka thinks

Updated: April 30, 2011, 12:39 AM ET
By Steve Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The sight was ominous Friday night.

Daisuke Matsuzaka standing on the mound at Fenway Park, head down, with none out in the fifth inning, surrounded by manager Terry Francona, assistant trainers Greg Barajas and Masai Takahashi and the entire Red Sox infield.

They talked about Dice-K's right elbow, which had tightened up on the right-hander. They talked about whether he should come out of the game.

And then, after a few minutes of question-and-answer translations, ...

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