Daisuke Matsuzaka has continued to throw from flat ground this week as he progresses slowly from his bout of elbow inflammation.

Dice-K was placed on the disabled list with forearm inflammation July 26th, but avoided serious injury. He's eligible to return August 9th, but considering he's yet to throw off a mound, it would be surprising to see him in New York before the end of the month. He'll likely pitch out of the bullpen upon his return. ANALYST: Spencer Silva