Dice-K gets shelled

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Paul Byrd’s gem couldn’t have come at a better time:

Boston Red Sox right-hand pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed five runs
in the first inning of a rehab start for Boston’s minor league
affiliate Portland on Sunday.

According to the article, he suffered from no physical problems. Which, on some level, is actually more disturbing than if he had been injured because it suggests that this is good as it gets in Dice-K land anymore.

Orioles claim Jace Peterson off waivers from the Yankees

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The Baltimore Orioles have claimed utilityman Jace Peterson off waivers from the Yankees.

Peterson has played in three games this season and has been DFA’d twice. He had no place to play in New York but perhaps the O’s can use his versatility. While mostly a second baseman in his career he’s appeared at every position except pitcher and catcher at some point along the way, and that’s useful. More useful for a team that isn’t going anyplace like Baltimore, I presume. Saves ’em on gas money from Norfolk when someone gets an owie.

To make room for Peterson the O’s moved Gabriel Ynoa, who is suffering from shoulder inflammation, from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Ynoa has yet to appear in a game this season.