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Daisuke Matsuzaka says he’s not ready for Red Sox yet

DURHAM, N.C. — Daisuke Matsuzaka agrees with Boston manager Bobby Valentine. The Red Sox pitcher isn’t quite ready to return to the big leagues — yet.

Matsuzaka had his longest rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday night, but allowed five runs — four earned — in 6 2-3 innings of a 5-0 loss to the Durham Bulls. He threw 64 of his 95 pitches for strikes while allowing seven hits.

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