[6/17/2018] Daisuke Matsuzaka scratched from start against Seibu

Daisuke Matsuzaka was a late scratch from his start against the Seibu Lions at MetLife Dome on June 17. Matsuzaka developed cramps in his back during pre-game practice. He remained at the stadium for treatment and left on a taxi during the fifth inning. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Tokyo Sports 6/17/2018, Tokyo Sports 6/17/2018, Sponichi 6/17/2018, Sponichi 6/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018, Daily Sports 6/17/2018

[UPDATE 6/19 @ 12:42am]

Matsuzaka was examined at a hospital in Yokohama on June 18 and diagnosed with a mild sprain in his back. He was taken off the active roster on the same day.

Source: Zak Zak 6/18/2018, Sponichi 6/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2018

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