• Kyodo


New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in five innings on Thursday in his third rehab appearance while on the disabled list due to inflammation in his pitching elbow.

Pitching in a Single-A game for the Brooklyn Cyclones against the Staten Island Yankees, Matsuzaka struck out seven and pronounced himself fit to return to front-line duty after 72 pitches.

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