Dice-K goes 5 scoreless in Pawtucket

BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka began another 30-day minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday at McCoy Stadium, working five scoreless innings against the Toledo Mud Hens.

The right-hander allowed one hit with one walk and two strikeouts. He tossed 56 pitches (38 strikes). He was originally scheduled to throw 75 pitches.

Matsuzaka was recalled from his first rehab assignment on May 19 and remained sidelined for seven days with a strained right trapezius muscle before Saturday’s start. His first assignment was set to expire on May 23, but the 30-day window begins again since he was injured again prior to that date.