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Daisuke Matsuzaka to start Saturday

Updated: June 6, 2012, 10:23 PM ET
By By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to start Saturday for the Boston Red Sox against the Washington Nationals, one day short of a year since he underwent Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his right elbow.

Manager Bobby Valentine made the announcement before Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.

"[Matsuzaka] was in today,'' Valentine said. "He feels fine. Unless something changes, we'll try to activate him and pitch him on Saturday. Obviously, ...

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