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Clay Buchholz | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Clay Buchholz underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the meniscus in his right knee.
It wasn't a major procedure and Buchholz is expected to have a fairly normal offseason. He'll be looking to bounce back in 2015 after posting a rough 5.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this year. Buchholz registered a 1.74 ERA across 108 1/3 innings in 2013. Sep 30 - 4:27 PM

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Clay Buchholz is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

Buchholz should be fully recovered from the procedure by the start of spring training next February and will look to bounce back after a dismal 2014 that saw him register a 5.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP across 170 1/3 innings. The knee bothered him for much of the year. He's due a $12 million salary in 2015.
Sep 29 - 1:01 PM

Clay Buchholz lost to the Yankees after allowing four runs in six innings on Sunday.

All four runs scored in a third, an inning that started with a walk to Francisco Cervelli and included four hits, including the last of Derek Jeter's career. Buchholz allowed just one hit over the rest of his outing. He generally looked pretty good in the second half of the season, but he still had enough bad outings mixed in to finish with a 5.34 ERA overall. The Red Sox still have to be feeling much better about him now than they did three months ago.
Sep 28 - 5:34 PM

Clay Buchholz lasted only four innings and allowed five runs (four earned) in a loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.

Buchholz had been pitching much better as of late, but the Pirates were squaring him up well on Wednesday. The right-hander gave up home runs to Gregory Polanco and Neil Walker, allowing six hits overall while walking one and striking out three. His ugly year is almost over. Buchholz sits on a 5.29 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and a 122/52 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Rays at home in his next start.
Sep 17 - 11:00 PM

Clay Buchholz earned his eighth win of the season after limiting the Royals to three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings on Thursday.

Buchholz has had an ugly year, but he's come on strong as of late. With Thursday's performance, he owns a 3.18 ERA over his last seven starts. Against the Royals, he gave up six hits and three walks while striking out seven. Buchholz will look to continue improving on his 5.19 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 119/51 K/BB ratio when he faces the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Sep 11 - 11:52 PM

Clay Buchholz limited the Blue Jays to two runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a Red Sox victory.

It was another really good showing from Buchholz, who tossed a three-hit shutout last Sunday against the Rays and made it 8 1/3 innings before allowing a run the start before that. The right-hander is just 7-8 with a rough 5.29 ERA, but he's well on his way to finishing 2014 on a strong note. Buchholz will get the Royals next.
Sep 6 - 11:51 PM

Clay Buchholz tossed a three-hit shutout of the Rays on Sunday, leading the Red Sox to a 3-0 victory.

Buchholz was on from the outset, needing just 98 pitches to dispose of the impotent Rays offense. The right-hander allowed just two singles and a double and didn't walk a batter while striking out six. It's been a frustratingly inconsistent year for the 30-year-old, who owns a 6-8 record and 5.40 ERA after Sunday's brilliance. He'll try to keep a good thing going when he takes on the Blue Jays on Friday.
Aug 31 - 4:56 PM

After taking a shutout into the ninth, Clay Buchholz was denied a win Monday, giving up three runs in 8 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays.

Buchholz was brilliant for eight, so sticking with him in a 3-0 game seemed like the right move. Nevertheless, he certainly would have been pulled after the second one-out single he gave up had Koji Uehara been his usual dominant self. As it was, Buchholz was left in and walked Jose Bautista on four pitches, loading the bases. Uehara took over then and allowed all three runners to score, tying the game. The Red Sox won 4-3 in 10 innings, snapping their seven-game losing streak, but Buchholz deserved better, even if he is the game's most frustrating pitcher right now. While he's pitched well in three of his last four starts, dropping his ERA from 6.20 to 5.76, he's still winless since July 18.
Aug 25 - 11:07 PM

Clay Buchholz gave up six runs in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

Buchholz started out well enough, retiring 11 of the first 12 hitters he faced before giving up a double and an RBI single in the fourth. It was the fifth in which things unraveled, as four singles and two walks led to five runs. There was also a botched popup in there, but since the Red Sox got an out on the play, it didn't matter overly much. If the Red Sox were still in contention, Buchholz wouldn't have survived the inning. As is., he was allowed to come back out for the sixth and finish on a high note, striking out two of the last three guys he faced. Still, even with some encouraging signs of late, Buchholz simply isn't a viable fantasy pitcher right now.
Aug 20 - 11:21 PM

Clay Buchholz struck out nine batters while allowing two runs over seven innings Friday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Buchholz left with the lead, but the Astros tied things up in the eighth inning on a botched play at the plate. While he didn't get the win, it was another encouraging performance. He gave up seven hits and walked two while throwing 75 out of 110 pitches for strikes. We still wouldn't trust him in mixed leagues, but he's moving in the right direction.
Aug 16 - 12:36 AM

Clay Buchholz had one of his best outings of the year Saturday, allowing three runs over eight innings against the Angels.

Two runs scored in the first, when center fielder Brock Holt couldn't quite manage to come up with a ball that would have been a clean catch for Jackie Bradley Jr. The other run came on a Mike Trout homer in the eighth, by which point Buchholz probably would have been done had the Red Sox bullpen not been rather tired. Buchholz ended up striking out eight, his second highest total of the season. It was his first quality start since his shutout of the Astros on July 13.
Aug 10 - 2:59 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said the reason for Clay Buchholz' recent struggles is "nothing physical."

"We're confident he can turn it around because he's healthy," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. "That means he’s got a chance to turn it around, but obviously the results right now are not what he wants. They’re not what we expect from him. He knows that." Buchholz is the owner of a 6.20 ERA and he's allowed 22 runs in his last 22 innings of work. He can't be relied upon for fantasy purposes at this point.
Aug 6 - 7:37 PM

Clay Buchholz was hit extremely hard in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing seven runs on eight hits over his five frames.

Buchholz also issued five free passes on the evening while striking out five. He was staked to three different leads early in the game (3-0, 5-3 and 7-4), but each time he was unable to protect it. He now owns a troublesome 6.20 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 75/38 K/BB ratio through 101 2/3 innings on the season. He’ll try to turn things around on Saturday when he does battle against the Angels in Los Angeles.
Aug 3 - 11:51 PM

Clay Buchholz surrendered seven runs in five-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Another clear step backwards for Buchholz. He seemed to have things headed in the right direction earlier this month, but his three starts since the break have gotten progressively worse. He's even a hard guy to use in AL-only leagues now.
Jul 28 - 11:08 PM

Clay Buchholz surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

This was a definite step backward for Buchholz, who seemed to be making progress prior to the All-Star break. He walked four and hit two batters tonight, while striking out just one. It was actually quite an accomplishment that he managed to get through six innings. Buchholz will face the Jays again next time out, making him a tough play in any format.
Jul 24 - 12:37 AM

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