Mike Cameron helped successfully recruit Carl Crawford to Boston . . . and he accepts the backup role he's now filling as a result.
19-year-old William Abreu, who was signed out of the Dominican Republic last year and has yet to play a professional game, received a 50-game ban after testing positive for Deca-Durabolin.
The more Matsuzaka can be just a pitcher and not an international icon or curiousity piece, he says, the happier he'll be.
The Red Sox' left-hander hopes to be able to eliminate the slow starts that have marred his last two seasons.