Once Matsuzaka resumes mound work, Collins continued, he will likely require a Minor League rehab start -- even if his ultimate destination is a return to the bullpen. On the disabled list since July 26 with what initially seemed like a potentially serious injury, Matsuzaka has served the Mets as a starter, long reliever, setup man and closer this season. He was 3-3 with a 3.87 ERA prior to his injury.
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