Crimson Intermediary

At a press conference, new Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is flanked by translator Masafumi Hoshino ’02 (left) and agent Scott Boras (right). [See PDF for photograph.] The Red Sox retained Hoshino, an environmental-sciences concentrator in college, to serve as personal Japanese-English translator for Matsuzaka, whom the Red Sox signed in a deal worth a reported $103 million.

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