Dice-K didn't tell anyone about thigh injury

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Daisuke Matsuzaka told a Japanese publication
that he hurt his inner thigh before Spring Training in the early part
of 2009, but didn’t disclose the injury to anyone. Take a look at the
(loosely)
translated version of the story here,
but it’s pretty clear something was off with Dice-K upon joining the
Red Sox after his brilliant performance for Japan in the World Baseball
Classic.




Matsuzaka was 4-6 with a 5.76 ERA
and 1.87 WHIP in 12 starts with the Red Sox in ’09. He was 3-1 with a
2.22 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in four starts after missing three months with a
right shoulder injury.