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Clay Buchholz | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Angelina (TX) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / BOS
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Clay Buchholz's struggles continued in Friday's loss to the Indians, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over his six innings of work.
Buchholz struggled with his command as well, issuing four free passes while striking out three. All of the damage against him came in the third inning, where the Indians struck for four runs, highlighted by a three-run blast by Jason Kipnis. He'll look to turn things around when he carries an unsightly 5.92 ERA and 1.47 WHIP into Thursday's matchup against the Rockies. May 20 - 10:24 PM

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Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Clay Buchholz will remain in the club's rotation.

Buchholz holds a 6.11 ERA over eight starts on the season, but the Red Sox will remain committed to him for now. However, with Joe Kelly (shoulder) and Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) due back soon, Buchholz leash could be short.
May 15 - 11:18 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said all signs point to Clay Buchholz making his next start.

That would be Friday night against Cleveland. Buchholz probably doesn't deserve another start—he's allowed five runs in five of eight starts this year—but Farrell is understandably loyal to the team's longest tenured starter. With Joe Kelly (shoulder) and Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) due back next week, Buchholz's leash is as short as ever. If he struggles against the Indians, Buchholz could be demoted to the bullpen. The Red Sox are also well-known for putting slumping players on the disabled list to make them go away for a while.
May 14 - 7:23 PM

Clay Buchholz got knocked around Saturday in a no-decision against the Astros, surrendering seven hits, five runs and three walks in six innings of work.

The Red Sox bailed him out with a late comeback but that doesn't hide the fact that Buchholz has become borderline unusable for both fantasy and real-life purposes. This has easily been the worst stretch of his career as the right-hander now owns a nightmarish 6.11 ERA over eight starts. George Springer's grand slam was the eighth home run he's allowed this season. With Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) and Joe Kelly (shoulder) expected to return this week, there's a good chance Buchholz will be the odd man out in Boston's starting rotation. It's possible the team could DL him while he works through his struggles.
May 14 - 6:24 PM

Clay Buchholz was good enough to pick up a win Monday, allowing four runs over five frames in a 14-7 blowout victory over the Athletics.

The A's picked up eight hits -- including a home run -- and walked twice against Buchholz, who threw 87 pitches on the night. The veteran right-hander has now won two starts in a row, but he's given up at least four runs in five of his seven outings. Buchholz will carry a 5.90 ERA into this weekend's matchup versus the Astros.
May 9 - 11:21 PM

Clay Buchholz held the White Sox to two runs and three hits in seven innings Wednesday to pick up his first win.

This was being termed a big start for Buchholz after he came in 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA. It wasn't really -- his rotation spot wasn't in any jeopardy -- but he and the Red Sox are surely happy that he turned in his first really positive effort of the year. He struck out six and walked two on the night. Buchholz should be a pretty good play in mixed leagues next week with home starts against the A's and Astros.
May 4 - 11:29 PM

Clay Buchholz had a hard time Thursday, allowing five runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Braves.

Buchholz has been remarkably consistent in a bad way this season, allowing exactly five runs in four of his five starts. On Thursday, he walked four to go with his eight hits allowed while striking out just two. Not surprisingly, he's still winless heading into May, as the loss dropped him to 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. A date with the White Sox looms on Tuesday.
Apr 28 - 11:02 PM

Clay Buchholz ran into trouble Saturday in a loss to Houston, allowing six hits and five runs over 5 2/3 innings.

Buchholz may have had his best stuff all season but Colby Rasmus made him pay for a bad pitch in the fifth inning, sending his 2-2 offering into the right field seats for a grand slam. Buchholz has allowed exactly five runs in three of his four starts this season. The Red Sox were probably expecting a little more from their No. 2 starter. Buchholz's next chance to right the ship will come Thursday against Atlanta.
Apr 23 - 8:10 PM

Clay Buchholz pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings but the Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays on Monday.

Buchholz scattered six hits and two walks across those 6 2/3 shutout frames, though he whiffed only two in the no-decision. Toronto got him out of the game with a Russell Martin single in the top of the seventh and then plated four runs against the Boston bullpen in the top of the eighth. It was the first decent start of the season for Buchholz, who will carry a 5.74 ERA into his next outing on the road against the Astros.
Apr 18 - 2:20 PM

Clay Buchholz was touched up for five runs over five frames in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

Buchholz served up a cheap two-run homer to J.J. Hardy in the second inning but had a 4-2 lead going into the sixth. That's when things unraveled, as he gave up a single, home run, walk and double without recording an out in the frame before being lifted. It's a second straight clunker for Buchholz, who has been charged with 10 runs over his first nine innings. Things don't get any easier, as he'll face the Blue Jays on Patriot's Day next Monday.
Apr 12 - 11:35 PM

Clay Buchholz was touched up for five runs against the Indians in his debut on Wednesday.

Buchholz spun his wheels out of the gate, giving up all five runs in the first two innings. He ultimately lasted a mere four innings (plus a batter) before departing with 94 pitches. The right-hander struck out four and will look to maintain the big gains in his strikeout rate from a year ago. It’s tough to put too much stock in his first start of the year, especially on a cool, spring night in Cleveland.
Apr 6 - 10:14 PM

Clay Buchholz yielded one run in four innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Twins.

Buchholz ends a decent spring with a 3.86 ERA. He walked nine and struck out just eight in 14 innings, but his velocity has been pretty good and the control will get better. He'll face the Indians' in Boston's second game of the season.
Mar 31 - 4:47 PM

Clay Buchholz held the Cardinals to one run in 4 2/3 innings in Monday's win.

It's an improvement. Buchholz has a 4.50 ERA and a 6/7 K/BB ratio in 10 innings for the spring. He'll probably have some mixed-league value while healthy this year, but he's quite the long shot to make 30 starts.
Mar 21 - 5:18 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mariners are talking to the Red Sox about a starting pitcher.

Clay Buchholz and Wade Miley would seem to be the best fit here as the Red Sox continue to restructure under new president Dave Dombrowski. Buchholz had a very up-and-down 2015 in Boston, finishing with a 3.26 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 107/23 K/BB ratio in 113 innings. Miley posted a 4.46 ERA in 193 2/3 frames.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Red Sox activated RHP Clay Buchholz from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Buchholz missed the entire second half with a right flexor strain but resumed a throwing program late in the year and will have a normal offseason.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
2Chris Young
3Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Noe Ramirez
10Brandon Workman