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Layoff, and no payoff

Karstens not as sharp as hoped

Welcome to the rivalry, 24-year-old righthander Jeff Karstens: David Ortiz rounds third after his two-run shot in the fourth. Welcome to the rivalry, 24-year-old righthander Jeff Karstens: David Ortiz rounds third after his two-run shot in the fourth. (BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)
By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell
Globe Staff / April 22, 2007

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By no means did Yankees manager Joe Torre place all the blame on starting pitcher Jeff Karstens for yesterday's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Torre said that although the 24-year-old righthander was healthy, it had been a long time since he had been put into a starting situation. (Full article: 656 words)

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