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Matsuzaka on his way back

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A few tidbits for you as we wind down the day here:

* Daisuke Matsuzka (sore back) will play catch from 60 feet tomorrow and is moving closer to getting back on the mound. The Sox shut him down for precautionary reasons earlier in the week.

* Hideki Okajima (“fatigued” legs) skipped the conditioning test yesterday but will run with the position players on Tuesday.

* There were 905 fans at the workout today. It seemed like 904 of them had on Jacoby Ellsbury jerseys and were not thrilled to see Joe Nelson wearing No. 46 and their hero in No. 2.

* Sorry to rub it in, but it’s 71 degrees in the Fort right now.

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