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Tue, 09/08/2009 - 4:11pm  

Pre-Game Notes: Plans for Matsuzaka, Lowrie, Brown

Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to throw 90-100 pitches for High-A Salem of the Carolina League in a rehab start on Wednesday. Matsuzaka will be pitching in Game 1 of the Carolina League playoffs against the Winston-Salem Dash.

Catcher Dusty Brown and shortstop Jed Lowrie joined the Red Sox on Tuesday, following the conclusion of Triple-A Pawtucket's season. Brown is the fourth catcher on the big-league club, and so seems most likely to benefit from the exposure to the major-league environment rather than much playing time. Manager Terry Francona said that Brown deserved a call-up based on his play in Pawtucket this year.

Lowrie, meanwhile, will be used "selectively," according to Francona, as he continues his efforts to return to health in a season that has been derailed by wrist surgery in April.

 




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