Farrell: ‘There’s no openness’

Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell tersely shot back at Daisuke Matsuzaka’s public disagreement with the Red Sox’ shoulder conditionining program for the second time today.

“Do I think he’s more open? No. This couldn’t be any further from it,” said Farrell. “There is no openness.

“There’s been a lot of conversation back and forth. Thoughts have been exchanged. The disappointment comes from him airing his dirty laundry,” said Farrell.

Farrell also disagreed that Matsuzaka’s suggestion of throwing more pitches would have any positive effect on his shoulder.

“The rigors of this schedule presents energy and taxation regardless of where you’re from,” said Farrell. “The body needs a recovery and recuperation period. It comes to a point of diminishing returns when you pile on volume.


“If you’re going to throw 115 pitches, you’ve got to go out and be effective. At some point there’s got to be some accountability and responsibility from the player,” said Farrell.”

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