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Francona refutes Tommy John surgery for Matsuzaka

Posted on: May 24, 2011 3:46 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2011 4:20 pm
By Evan Brunell

FranconaManager Terry Francona refuted a report from's Jon Heyman, saying that starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka does not need Tommy John surgery.

"He's not going to have surgery. He's not going to have Tommy John," Francona said Monday night to the Providence Journal. "Some reports aren't very professional. That's a shame. It's a shame that we have to do that."

Dice-K is currently in Japan for an unrelated personal matter and will see Dr. Lewis Yocum in California in a few days for a second opinion. He is currently on the DL for a right elbow strain in his ulnar collateral ligament, and reports are that he has a small tear. Tommy John surgery isn't that far-fetched with that type of injury.

Francona and the Red Sox feel that rest and rehab is the best route for Matsuzaka, although the Japanese right-hander is unsure if surgery is the better option, so Francona may actually be wrong there. In terms of Tommy John, however, this is a pretty strong refutation of possible surgery. That doesn't mean it won't happen, though. The Red Sox said prior to the season that they planned to play injuries closer to the vest and have shown this year that they will be less than forthright about injuries.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:27 am

Francona refutes Tommy John surgery for Matsuzaka

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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 11:38 am

Francona refutes Tommy John surgery for Matsuzaka

Let him stay in Japan and send him his checks. better for the team that way. Maybe he can take Crawford with him. The dud dudes.

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: May 25, 2011 9:42 am

Francona refutes Tommy John surgery for Matsuzaka

Glad to see that reporters give people 2 stories, both opposite of eachother, again... Ive been done with reading a story and wonder, If he has the surgery, great, it was needed. If not, we go back to playing the guessing game everytime he gets handed the ball. Im happy with Wakefield in the rotation, atleast you know how the game will go after the first inning, dancing knuckle=win, flat=loss

Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 5:01 pm

Francona refutes Tommy John surgery for Matsuzaka

Glad to hear Francona is a Dr. now! Maybe he can diagnose the rest of the players when they go down!

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