Red Sox tell Matsuzaka not to swing

Updated: March 16, 2007, 7:57 AM ET
Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Terry Francona called Daisuke Matsuzaka into his office to show him video of the Japanese pitcher's only home run. Then the Boston Red Sox manager made sure there would be no repeat Friday.

Francona told Matsuzaka not to swing when he comes to bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a game with no designated hitter at Vero Beach.

Francona believes it's not worth risking an injury to the outstanding rookie on a spring training swing even if he ...

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