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Clay Buchholz | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Clay Buchholz was on the hook for six runs in 2 1/3 innings as the Red Sox lost to the Orioles on Monday.
Buchholz couldn't ramp up his velocity and the Orioles were making solid contact as a result. The right-hander threw 55 pitches, but induced only three whiffs. Overall, Buchholz allowed seven hits and walked one while recording one strikeout. He will look to right the ship against the Blue Jays in his next start. Apr 21 - 2:28 PM

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Clay Buchholz gave up four runs -- two earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Yankees.

It went as a defeat, but Buchholz was certainly more impressive tonight than in his first start against the Brewers. He ended up striking out six and walking none. His velocity was a little better than in his first time out, and his curveball was much improved. With better defense, he might have allowed just one run tonight.
Apr 10 - 10:47 PM

Clay Buchholz was tagged for six runs and 13 hits in 4 1/3 innings by the Brewers on Saturday.

Buchholz looked pretty good in the second half of the spring, with his velocity increasing as March went along, but he had nothing tonight. His fastball was in the 89-90 mph range and nothing was working for him. Maybe it was a case of a dead arm, but it was a scary showing for those counting on him in fantasy leagues.
Apr 5 - 11:46 PM

Clay Buchholz pitched six innings of two-run ball Tuesday in a victory over the Rays.

Buchholz ends the spring with a 2.84 ERA in 18 innings, though he'll pitch once more in a minor league game or a sim game before starting Boston's fifth game of the season. He's been throwing well, so he can be used in mixed leagues right away.
Mar 25 - 4:27 PM

Clay Buchholz shut out the Blue Jays for four innings in Boston's 3-1 victory Friday.

Buchholz has turned in back-to-back strong outings after a shaky spring debut. Both hits he gave up today were singles, and he struck out three and walked none.
Mar 14 - 4:49 PM

Clay Buchholz currently projects to start the fifth game of the regular season.

Red Sox manager John Farrell wants to give Buchholz a bit of rest at the start of the season and also likes the matchup against other No. 5 starters early on. Jon Lester, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, and Jake Peavy line up for the first four games.
Mar 10 - 10:15 AM

Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings Sunday as the Red Sox topped a Pirates split-squad 4-1.

The Red Sox took a no-hitter into the seventh before Rubby De La Rosa gave up four hits and the lone run. Buchholz was shaky in his debut last Tuesday, but he looked strong today, throwing 89-91 mph with movement and pretty good command. It was the kind of performance that should make fantasy leaguers feel better about drafting him.
Mar 9 - 3:59 PM

Clay Buchholz allowed a run in an inning against the Rays in his spring debut Tuesday.

Buchholz, who had shoulder problems in the second half of last year, struggled in the inning, giving up three hits and throwing 26 pitches, but he said afterwards that he was happy with he's feeling. Interestingly, he said he topped out at 92-93 mph in the frame, while other reports had him closer to 89-90 mph. Obviously, that will be worth watching as the spring continues.
Mar 4 - 5:08 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Clay Buchholz (shoulder) has gone through his normal offseason routine to this point and should be ready to go for spring training.

The 29-year-old right-hander was extremely impressive when he was able to take the hill this past season, compiling a 12-1 record, 1.74 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 96/36 K/BB ratio over 108 1/3 innings, but shoulder and neck ailments limited him to only 16 starts. Provided he's healthy and can carry over the gains from a season ago, he looks to be a very strong mid-round option in fantasy drafts.
Jan 12 - 4:12 PM

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Monday that Clay Buchholz will enter the offseason with no medical limitations.

Buchholz dealt with shoulder fatigue down the stretch in the playoffs, but Cherington said the right-hander will have a normal offseason. It's certainly good news, but Buchholz is always going to be an injury risk going forward.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said on WEEI on Wednesday that Clay Buchholz will be available for Games 6 and 7.

Of course, the Red Sox are hoping Game 7 won't be necessary. Buchholz allowed one run on three hits and three walks over four innings in Game 4 and came out of the outing feeling stronger than anticipated.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Clay Buchholz has offered to pitch in relief in Game 6 and a potential Game 7.

Buchholz labored through four innings in Game 4 on Sunday, but came out of the start feeling stronger than expected. He'll be there if the Red Sox need him the rest of the way.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Clay Buchholz battled through four innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday, surrendering just one unearned run on three hits.

Buchholz walked three and struck out two on the evening. It’s very plausible that his injured shoulder was partly to blame for his struggles, as he had difficulty with his command, but did enough to keep his team in the ballgame. The only damage against him came on an RBI single by Carlos Beltran in the third inning, after Matt Carpenter singled and advanced on an error. He now sports a 4.35 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 17/8 K/BB ratio through 20 2/3 innings on the postseason.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 11:56:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed Friday that Clay Buchholz (shoulder) will start on Sunday in Game 4.

Buchholz's right shoulder is fatigued to the point there he's admitted that he might only have one start left in him. He had another throwing session Friday, though, and the Red Sox are prepared to roll the dice on him Sunday. He'll be opposed by the Cardinals' Lance Lynn.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 05:56:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday that they "fully expect" Clay Buchholz to start Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday.

Buchholz admitted to general arm fatigue on Wednesday while Lou Merloni of WEEI observed that he looked "uncomfortable" throwing off flat ground Thursday, but the Red Sox are sticking to their plan for now. However, it remains a situation to monitor.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 04:31:00 PM

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