BOSTON -- Valentine got somewhat testy when asked what his rotation would be for the Kansas City Royals series, beginning on Friday.
"Who cares who's pitching? Why is this such a big thing?" asked Valentine before Thursday's game.
He then admitted to Felix Doubront (knee) pitching for Boston on Sunday, and also said that Daisuke Matsuzaka (neck) will pitch somewhere, either Triple-A or Boston.
"Not here, necessarily," said Valentine about Matsuzaka. "He has a bullpen. Aaron Cook has a bullpen. We have Josh Beckett going out there. There's a lot of things going on, that, unless we just want to start some stir on something, I don't think there's any reason to even talk about it."
Valentine later said, "Matsuzaka's going to pitch... probably Triple-A."