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Daisuke Matsuzaka likely in his Sox finale

NEW YORK — Daisuke Matsuzaka was the “best pitcher on the planet” according to the Red Sox when they signed him before the 2007 season. Local television stations broadcast his arrival at Fenway Park, such was the fanfare surrounding the righthander from Japan.

As Matsuzaka takes the mound against the Yankees Wednesday night, he’s not the best pitcher on the Red Sox roster, never mind the planet.

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