Short hopsSeattle Mariners reliever Mark Lowe will have arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow next week, pushing back his potential return to June or later. The Colorado Rockies signed veteran outfielder Steve Finley to a minor league contract. Finely , who turns 42 next month, is a non-roster invitee at the club’s spring training camp. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Photographers jammed the left-field line from home plate to third base. Daisuke Matsuzaka threw the first pitch of his first batting practice. Then he threw 43 more – fastballs, curves, sliders and changeups. When the Japanese star was done, Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell gave him a positive review. “He’s as advertised,” Farrell said. “He really is.” Matsuzaka threw batting practice for the first time with Boston on Saturday and was very sharp. Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling took the mound before him but they might as well have been anonymous rookies. Everyone was waiting for the Matsuzaka show. Matsuzaka threw his first 20 pitches from the stretch position and the next 20 from a full windup. He followed that with one pitchout to each side of the plate and then one pitch to the outside of both sides with Varitek in a crouch. His fastball sped up as the session progressed. Of his 44 pitches, 20 were breaking balls. “When I think of how I pitch during the games, I have runners in my mind,” he said. “That’s why I start generally from the stretch position.” Pavano gets taggedCarl Pavano’s 13th pitch in batting practice was an unlucky one. The New York Yankees pitcher was hit on the bottom of his left foot by a liner off the bat of infielder Alberto Gonzalez during his second BP session on Saturday. Although Pavano is experiencing some foot stiffness, the team doesn’t believe the injury is serious. After one warm-up toss, the right-hander threw 27 more pitches to complete his workout.