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Load taking toll on Daisuke Matsuzaka?

He downplays back strain, but impact of innings in Japan a question

Updated: February 19, 2010, 12:54 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While the Boston Red Sox and Daisuke Matsuzaka are downplaying his back condition, with Matsuzaka on Thursday calling it just fatigue and saying he could throw if this was the regular season, any health issues involving the Japanese pitcher shouldn't be taken lightly.

And that's not only because Matsuzaka had what the team called a tired shoulder and a groin injury he concealed from the club in 2009, when he made only a dozen starts and won four games.

There's ...

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