Daisuke Matsuzaka is in The Best Shape of His Career

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And none other than Scott Boras says so:

Matsuzaka struggled last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011 on his right elbow.

“He’s in the best shape of his career,” said agent Scott Boras.

Maybe his arm is strong enough to throw a couple of gyroballs?

(thanks to BSOHL scout Chris G. for the heads up)

Michael Wacha leaves game with a left oblique strain

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Cardinals starter Michael Wacha suffered a strained left oblique muscle during his start this afternoon against the Phillies, causing him to leave in the fourth inning.

Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA and a 71/36 K/BB ratio in 84.1 innings across 15 starts this season with St. Louis. To the extent he has to miss some time — and obliques invariably send starters to the disabled list — potential fill-in candidates include John Gant, Daniel Poncedeleon and Dakota Hudson.