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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 fanned 10 while allowing one run and two hits over six innings Thursday against the Rays.
Buchholz did have that positively brutal start against the Yankees 11 days ago, but he's allowed three runs and struck out 26 batters in his other three outings. That sounds like a viable mixed-league starter to us. Apr 23 - 10:35 PM

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Clay Buchholz surrendered two earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Orioles.

Buchholz actually did a pretty good job of damage control considering he gave up 11 hits. He has now surrendered 23 hits in 16 1/3 innings this season and is sporting a 1.65 WHIP through three starts. The 30-year-old righty gets the Rays on the road next week.
Apr 18 - 7:35 PM

Clay Buchholz was tagged for seven first inning runs in a losing effort against the Yankees in New York on Sunday.

For the evening, he would allow 10 runs (nine earned) on nine hits and a pair of walks over 3 1/3 innings. He managed to strike out a pair before departing. Chase Headley and Stephen Drew socked back-to-back homers as part of the seven-run uprising in the first inning. Buchholz will carry a troublesome 7.84 ERA into Saturday's matchup against the Orioles.
Apr 12 - 11:33 PM

Clay Buchholz was terrific in Monday's Opening Day win against the Phillies, striking out nine batters over seven shutout innings.

Buchholz had everything working, including his change-up. The Phillies were only able to scrape out three hits and a walk, rarely putting the right-hander in a stressful situation. Buchholz is coming off of a terrible 2014 season in which he posted a 5.34 ERA in 170 1/3 innings, but he's shown in the past -- just as he showed on Monday -- that he can be one of baseball's best pitchers.
Apr 6 - 7:08 PM

Despite allowing six hits, Clay Buchholz pitched four scoreless innings Wednesday as a Red Sox split-squad and the Twins played to a 4-4 tie.

Buchholz struck out four and walked one. He finishes the spring with a 2.84 ERA, though his earlier results might have been more encouraging than his later ones. He'll face the Phillies, and hit for himself in the NL park, on Opening Day.
Apr 1 - 5:01 PM

The Red Sox have named Clay Buchholz their Opening Day starter.

Buchholz will take on the Phillies on April 6 and will be followed by Rick Porcello. The veteran right-hander is coming off a 2014 season that saw him post a 5.34 ERA over 28 starts, but he's been excellent this spring with an 18/3 K/BB ratio over 15 innings. The Red Sox' rotation is looking pretty shaky heading into the season.
Mar 29 - 10:03 AM

Clay Buchholz yielded six runs and 12 hits over five innings Friday in a loss to the Braves.

That's three more hits than he allowed in his previous three starts combined. Buchholz seemed to be focusing more on his fastball than usual today, probably in an effort to build up stamina. He still struck out six batters, but he also gave up plenty of hard contact. Overall, it's been a rather encouraging spring for him, particularly with the 18/3 K/BB ratio and just one homer allowed in 15 innings.
Mar 27 - 4:28 PM

Clay Buchholz gave up four runs in four innings against the Braves in his start Tuesday.

Buchholz struck out six and walked none, but he gave up several well-hit balls, four of which turned into doubles. He's still been pretty impressive overall this spring; he hadn't allowed a run in six innings going into the day.
Mar 17 - 4:51 PM

Clay Buchholz yielded an unearned run over three innings Thursday in Boston's 5-1 win over the Pirates.

Buchholz's own errant pickoff throw helped lead to the run. He pitched effectively after the sloppy first, and he still hasn't allowed an earned run over six innings this spring.
Mar 12 - 4:28 PM

Clay Buchholz faced the minimum over three innings, striking out four, as as a Red Sox split-squad beat the Twins 4-2 on Saturday.

Buccholz did walk a batter, but he erased the runner by inducing a double play. He seems to be feeling good about his curveball this spring, and if that pitch returns to old form, he could go back to being a mixed-league contributor this year.
Mar 7 - 4:56 PM

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe believes that Clay Buchholz will be tabbed as the Red Sox starter on Opening Day.

While Red Sox manager John Farrell generally waits until late in the spring to officially announce the honor, it may be telling that Buchholz will make his spring debut on Tuesday, potentially lining him up for Opening Day on April 6 against the Phillies. The veteran right-hander is the only member of the rotation who was with the team on Opening Day last season.
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 28 - 8:40 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 04:27:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:01:00 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.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:34:00 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.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:00:00 PM

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LF1Hanley Ramirez
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2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
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