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Varitek, Schilling laud Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka fielded a few comebackers -- and few questions -- during the Red Sox workout yesterday. Daisuke Matsuzaka fielded a few comebackers -- and few questions -- during the Red Sox workout yesterday. (JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / February 19, 2007

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was a nice handoff, in a manner of speaking. As Jason Varitek walked into the clubhouse at the Red Sox minor league complex after his time with the media -- American and Japanese -- he took his right fist and playfully jammed it into the stomach of Daisuke Matsuzaka, as the pitcher headed outside to ... (Full article: 722 words)

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