BOSTON (AP) - Boston right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to start Saturday against the Washington Nationals, one day short of a year after he had elbow reconstructive surgery.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told the media of Matsuzaka's scheduled start before Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Matsuzaka had Tommy John surgery last June 10. He made eight rehab starts and will replace right-hander Daniel Bard, who was sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.
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