FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Japanese media is here in large numbers again, because Daisuke Matsuzaka continues to make great strides in his return from Tommy John Surgery.
Matsuzaka had a very impressive bullpen session this morning, throwing hard and also throwing his secondary pitches.
Interestingly, Matsuzaka was being watched by a few Red Sox personnel, but most notably Luis Tiant, who was offering suggestions to him in between innings.
It’s not out of the realm of possibility that Matsuzaka could be ready to pitch again in June.
Former Sox lefty Hideki Okajima has returned to Japan where he’ll play this this season.