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Thu, 02/18/2010 - 1:09pm  

Matsuzaka: Back not a real injury

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Daisuke Matsuzaka talked Thursday morning at Red Sox spring training and downplayed his back soreness. The pitcher said his back is "getting better and better with each passing day. ... I wouldn't even call it an injury." Matsuzaka said he likely would have pitched through the pain if not for last year's problems. "I definitely don't want to make same mistakes I made last year," he said.

 

Matsuzaka worked out at Athletes' Performance this offseason and said the results give him confidence that he'll bounce back strong in 2010. "I think this was my best offseason in terms of preparation," he said. "My expectations for the season are very high."

 

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