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Clay Buchholz | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 gave up one run over five innings in a no decision against the Mets on Sunday.
It was the first start for Buchholz since April 11 when he faced the Mets while a member of the Phillies organization. The right-hander wasn’t overpowering, but he was effective; allowing just two hits and one walk in the outing. The question now is if we’ll see Buchholz back on the mound again anytime soon. He might have earned another start after this effort, but his inability to miss bats makes him fantasy irrelevant either way. May 20 - 4:04 PM

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Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Clay Buchholz from Triple-A Reno.

Buchholz will make his D'Backs debut Sunday versus the Mets. The veteran right-hander has posted a 2.93 ERA over five starts in the minors this season but has just a 19/12 K/BB ratio across 27 2/3 innings.
May 20 - 10:55 AM

Clay Buchholz will start for the Diamondbacks on Sunday versus the Mets.

Buchholz signed on with the D'Backs earlier this month after opting out of his minor league deal with the Royals. The veteran right-hander has posted a 2.93 over five starts in the minors this season but has just a 19/12 K/BB ratio across 27 2/3 innings. He may be worth a shot in NL-only formats.
May 18 - 5:32 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Clay Buchholz to a minor league contract.

Buchholz opted out of his minor league deal with the Royals on May 1 after posting a 1.13 ERA over three starts between the Royals' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. Given the injuries they have sustained in the roation in Arizona, Buchholz makes for a nice low-risk depth signing.
May 4 - 9:29 PM

Royals released RHP Clay Buchholz.

Buchholz had a May 1 opt-out in his minor league deal with the Royals and decided to use it. After missing most of the 2017 season due to flexor tendon surgery, the 33-year-old posted a 1.13 ERA over three starts between the Royals' Double- and Triple-A affiliates. He'll look for a better fit elsewhere.
May 1 - 3:06 PM

Clay Buchholz allowed one earned run and four hits over five innings in a no-decision for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday against Colorado Springs.

Buchholz is 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in three starts for the Storm Chasers. He inked a minor-league deal with the Royals in late March, and he has an out clause in the contract if he is not added to the big league roster by May 1. As poor as the Royals have been, and as well as Buchholz has pitched down on the farm, a promotion could be coming soon.
Apr 29 - 2:01 AM

Clay Buchholz gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings in his start on Sunday for Triple-A Omaha.

Buccholz allowed just three hits with one walk, and he struck out three. The 33-year-old has pitched well in his two minor league starts, and there are reports that the former Boston and Philadelphia hurler could make his Kansas City debut on Saturday in a doubleheader against the Red Sox. His struggles over the past few years make him a risky fantasy proposition, but at the very least he's worth monitoring going forward.
Apr 23 - 11:26 AM

Clay Buchholz could be called up to start during Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Signed to a minor league contract last month, Buchholz has been moved up to Triple-A Omaha, where he will start Sunday. He tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings in a start for Double-A Northwest Arkansas last week. Buchholz had flexor tendon surgery last April and remains a poor health bet moving forward, but the 33-year-old is a viable rotation option for the Royals for as long as he can stay on the field.
Apr 22 - 10:47 AM

Clay Buchholz (elbow) has been assigned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Buchholz is coming off surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon and only recently signed with the Royals last month. He's been in extended spring training since. The team is happy with his progress and he could soon become an option for the major league roster. His minor league deal includes an opt-out of May 1.
Apr 17 - 11:14 AM

Royals reassigned RHPs Clay Buchholz, Seth Maness and Michael Broadway, INFs Humberto Arteaga and Frank Schwindel and OFs Billy Burns and Tyler Collins to minor league camp.

With this batch of cuts, the Royals still have 29 players in big league camp as they leave Arizona. Buchholz could still be an option for the Royals' rotation once he gets fully stretched out, but he didn't even sign with the club until March 19.
Mar 25 - 8:47 PM

Royals signed RHP Clay Buchholz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Buchholz can earn $1.5 million in the majors and another $250,000 via performance-based incentives. The contract has an opt-out date of May 1. Buchholz made only two appearances for the Phillies in 2017 before undergoes surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right arm. We're not expecting much from the 33-year-old right-hander in 2018.
Mar 19 - 5:40 PM

Clay Buchholz (arm) said he hopes to pitch in September.

Buchholz recently underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon and is expected to miss 4-6 months. The right-hander felt so bad about getting hurt that he actually apologized to his teammates. The 32-year-old is headed for free agency at the end of this year and probably won't get a warm welcome on the open market.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 07:01:00 PM

Phillies transferred RHP Clay Buchholz to the 60-day disabled list.

Nothing has changed in the recovery for the right-hander, this was done as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Buchholz is expected to miss 4-6 months due to a torn flexor tendon in his right arm.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 02:49:00 PM

Phillies placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15, with a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm.

Buchholz underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss 4-6 months. This essentially knocks him out for the remainder of the season. The Phillies acquired Buchholz in hopes of turning him into an interesting trade chip at the deadline, but he ended up making just two starts for the club. Zach Eflin will take his spot in the rotation.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 01:07:00 PM

Clay Buchholz will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the partial tear of his flexor pronator mass, reports Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports.

Buchholz was diagnosed with the partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass in his right arm last week and was set to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on Monday. He's not facing Tommy John surgery, but he's still expected to miss around 3-5 months. At this point, it's very possible, if not likely that he misses the remainder of the season.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 08:39:00 AM

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