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Clay Buchholz | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Angelina (TX) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Clay Buchholz will move to the bullpen when Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) returns to the starting rotation Sunday against the Royals.
Steven Wright (shoulder) is also returning this weekend. Buchholz is coming off arguably his best start of the season (6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R Tuesday against Tampa Bay) and has been a much improved pitcher in the second half with a 3.00 ERA over 11 appearances. There's a good chance we'll see him back in the rotation at some point this year. Aug 25 - 4:20 PM

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Clay Buchholz struck out nine while allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rays.

Buchholz scattered five hits and two walks in the start, which was supposed to be his last before Steven Wright rejoined the rotation this week. That may be thrown into question with the good turn, his second in a row allowing just one run over six or more innings. Of course, he's got a 5.18 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 107 2/3 innings, so the Sox would be justified in sending him back to the bullpen as well. We'll know their plans soon enough.
Aug 23 - 10:32 PM

Clay Buchholz will make another start for the injured Steven Wright on Tuesday.

The veteran right-hander has actually done a decent job filling in this time around and could be worth a look as a streaming option in mixed leagues. He's slated to return to the bullpen once Wight returns over the weekend however.
Aug 21 - 5:38 PM

Clay Buchholz pitched six innings of one-run ball Thursday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

Buchholz made his case to remain in the rotation following Steven Wright's return from the disabled list. He might head back to the bullpen anyway, but it would likely be just temporary; he'll be needed to make more starts in September.
Aug 18 - 4:45 PM

Clay Buchholz will start for the Red Sox on Thursday against the Tigers.

Many had thought that he would move back to a relief role after Saturday's rough outing against the D'Backs, but it appears as though the veteran right-hander will get at least one more start. He remains an unattractive streaming option in fantasy leagues.
Aug 14 - 4:58 PM

Clay Buchholz allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Buchholz yielded three hits and three walks while striking out just one. It wasn't an inspiring start for the 31-year-old, who has been shuttled back and forth between the bullpen and starting this year. With Steven Wright's return hopeful for next week, it's assumed Buchholz and his 5.66 ERA will move back to a relief role following Saturday's spot start.
Aug 13 - 11:26 PM

Clay Buchholz has been moved back to the bullpen.

He was slated to serve as Boston's fifth starter coming out of the break but that was before the Red Sox acquired Drew Pomeranz from the Padres. Buchholz may not be in the pen for long. Eduardo Rodriguez was added to the rotation following a brief minor league demotion and could be on a short leash. Regardless of where the Red Sox put him, Buchholz won't be a fantasy option and hasn't been for a long time.
Jul 16 - 2:39 PM

The Red Sox plan to use Clay Buchholz as their fifth starter coming out of the All-Star break while Sean O'Sullivan (knee) is sidelined.

However, worth noting is that they won't need a fifth starter until July 23 and it's possible they'll have acquired a pitcher by then. Buchholz has put up a 5.91 ERA over 18 appearances -- 13 starts -- for the Red Sox this season.
Jul 10 - 11:25 AM

Clay Buchholz is officially being moved back to the bullpen.

Not surprising after Buchholz was tagged for six runs over 4 1/3 innings against the Angels on Saturday. Sean O'Sullivan will get the start Friday versus the Rays.
Jul 4 - 5:46 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell wouldn't commit to Clay Buchholz making another start.

Buchholz had another horrendous outing Saturday against the Angels (4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R) and stormed off the mound, which obviously didn't sit well with Farrell. There's no denying how poorly Buchholz has pitched this year and he certainly doesn't deserve a spot based on merit, but who else would the Red Sox turn to? Eduardo Rodriguez was sent to Pawtucket last week after an awful stretch, Henry Owens is struggling with walks in Triple-A and Joe Kelly has been moved to the bullpen. The All-Star break can't come soon enough for the struggling Sox.
Jul 2 - 11:30 PM

Clay Buchholz will make his next turn in the rotation Saturday versus the Angels.

The Red Sox have an off-day on Thursday, but they won't skip him in the rotation. Buchholz has allowed seven runs in 10 1/3 innings over two starts since returning to the rotation. He's not a fantasy option at this time.
Jun 27 - 5:42 PM

Clay Buchholz surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Rangers.

Texas jumped all over Buchholz in the bottom of the first inning, scoring three runs on five singles and two walks. Prince Fielder then slugged a two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth and Buchholz was removed two batters later. The right-hander is now 3-8 with a 5.90 season ERA. He might be headed back to the bullpen.
Jun 26 - 6:19 PM

Clay Buchholz settled for a loss in his return to the Red Sox rotation on Tuesday, giving up three runs on four hits over five frames against the White Sox.

Buchholz fanned five and walked one on the evening. As he has for much of the season, he struggled to keep the ball in the yard, allowing solo home runs to both Tim Anderson and Todd Frazier. Now 3-7 on the season, he'll try to improve upon his 5.83 ERA and 1.41 WHIP when he does battle against the Rangers in Texas on Sunday.
Jun 21 - 10:33 PM

Clay Buchholz will start for the Red Sox on Tuesday against the White Sox.

It had been announced on Friday that Buchholz would return to the rotation on Wednesday, but he'll go a day earlier instead with Eduardo Rodriguez pushed back to Wednesday. He could be worth a look in deeper mixed leagues if frustrated owners cut bait with him, but it'd be wise to monitor his first couple of starts before inserting him into lineups.
Jun 18 - 1:33 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Saturday that Clay Buchholz has rejoined the club's starting rotation.

Buchholz will get the ball on Wednesday against the White Sox. He's take the place of Roenis Elias, who was optioned to Triple-A after Friday's start. Buchholz, who owned a 6.35 ERA over 10 starts before being banished to the bullpen, registered a 2.89 ERA over five relief appearances.
Jun 18 - 8:49 AM

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