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Red Sox Remove Dice-K From Rotation

Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Saturday that he would skip Daisuke Matsuzaka in his next start.

"We have some decisions to make on our rotation," Francona said. "What we decided on going forward is he's not going to make his next start."

Matsuzaka who is 1-5 with an 8.23 era this year has been a large disappointment for the Red Sox this year.

Additionally, Francona said Saturday that Matsuzaka would be going in for a medical exam to see if anything is physically wrong with him.

Matsuzaka was the MVP of the World Baseball Classic this year for the second time after going 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA.

It has been obvious that Matsuzaka has never been the same following his performance at the WBC.

Thankfully for the Red Sox they are stacked with starting pitching. With the return of John Smoltz this week don't expect the Red Sox to miss Matsuzaka very much.