BOSTON (Kyodo) Boston Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka tried to clear the air on Thursday about “some misunderstandings,” issuing a statement regarding private conversations he had which appeared to criticize his team.

Comments had been released in the media over the past few days that quoted Matsuzaka as expressing frustration with the Red Sox’s training program and suggesting that it was a reason for his struggles and health issues this season.

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