Daisuke Matsuzaka played catch for the second day in a row on Friday — he threw the ball about 30 times at a distance of around 18 meters. He threw the last five pitches at around 130km/h. If he continues to make good progress he could be cleared to toss a bullpen session around January 20th. And if he does not suffer any setbacks, he might be able to make it back to the MLB roster in May, instead of the original June/July estimate.
UPDATE: According to Sponichi, Matsuzaka is still scheduled to pitch in bullpen sometime within January.
In the othe rnews, Hiroki Kuroda is a Yankee…. Yikes.
I been tweeting nonsense since May 19, 2007 (over 4 years, can you believe that?). I put weekly digests of my tweets on my blog, so that I can search for it quicker using my blog’s search function. I tweet awfully a lot about baseball (I am a Red Sox fan), but if you are interested, please follow me at @DaigoFuji. Here are my tweets:
- No! Hiroki Kuroda is a Yankee… 1yr/$10m. Mmmm. 21:48:11, 2012-01-13
- Awesome. Audio here: http://t.co/itNc6mrV #RedSox RT @alexspeier: Pedro Martinez joined WEEI to discuss…everything. http://t.co/NjtuTegV 20:11:03, 2012-01-10
- Nikkan Sports: Yankees has 1yr/$15.5mil contract ready for Hiroki Kuroda. 1 more year in MLB & go back to Hiroshima. http://t.co/bcUbQ871 19:38:26, 2012-01-10
- @khfmom @TomPeaceESPNHS I think Wei-Yin Chen is an awesome pick up for O's. But then again, I said Fukudome was an awesome pick up for Cubs. in reply to khfmom 18:51:00, 2012-01-10
- I am on N.H. Primary duty tonight, yet I have to keep an eye on this situation… #RedSox closing in on Hiroki Kuroda? http://t.co/odsCWAtY 18:48:06, 2012-01-10
- Holy crap! Former Chunich Dargons LHP Wei-Yin Chen is coming to AL East! Orioles signed him to 3 year contract. http://t.co/SGfNa822 11:24:23, 2012-01-10
- Nikkan Sports is reporting Daisuke Matsuzaka is recovering much quicker. Will pitch in bullpen by end of month. #RedSox http://t.co/xn9wWXUa 18:41:03, 2012-01-09
- Hey #RedSox fans, any plans next Monday? Come to SABR meeting & meet Sox's Ben Crockett, Pam Ganley, @PeteAbe & more http://t.co/uMq6Lf9n 18:03:53, 2012-01-09