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May 21, 2009 at 11:49 PM

Jones sent back to Triple-A, Matsuzaka to start Friday

According to Joe McDonald of the Providence Journal, Hunter Jones has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room on the 25-man roster for Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will start Friday against the Mets at Fenway Park. Jones had made 8 appearances out of the Boston bullpen since being called up on April 15, allowing 8 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks in 9.0 innings, striking out 7. He had pitched 3.2 scoreless innings for Pawtucket before his call up. Matsuzaka, meanwhile, had gone 0-1 with a 1.54 ERA in 3 Triple-A rehab starts. He allowed just 2 earned runs on 9 hits and 5 walks in 11.2 innings, striking out 14. Prior to going on the disabled list with shoulder soreness, Matsuzaka had gone 0-1 with a 12.79 in his first 2 starts of 2009.