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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 surrendered seven runs in five-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.
Another clear step backwards for Buchholz. He seemed to have things headed in the right direction earlier this month, but his three starts since the break have gotten progressively worse. He's even a hard guy to use in AL-only leagues now. Jul 28 - 11:08 PM

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Clay Buchholz surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

This was a definite step backward for Buchholz, who seemed to be making progress prior to the All-Star break. He walked four and hit two batters tonight, while striking out just one. It was actually quite an accomplishment that he managed to get through six innings. Buchholz will face the Jays again next time out, making him a tough play in any format.
Jul 24 - 12:37 AM

Clay Buchholz picked up his fifth victory of the season on Friday, allowing four runs on 10 hits over six innings against the Royals.

While he wasn't at his best, he did just enough to keep his team in the ballgame and afford them the chance to win. He'll bring a disappointing 5.46 ERA and 0.95 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Jul 19 - 12:47 AM

Clay Buchholz struck out 12 while allowing just three hits in an 11-0 shutout of the Astros on Sunday.

It's been a season to forget thus far for the 29-year-old, but Sunday reminded fans just how dominant Buchholz can be when he's on. The right-hander allowed just three singles and didn't walk a batter, using 109 pitches to finish his first shutout of 2014. The start could give him some confidence heading into the season's second half.
Jul 13 - 7:26 PM

Clay Buchholz surrendered four runs in seven innings Monday in a loss to the White Sox.

Buchholz was great after giving up Dayan Viciedo's three-run homer in the fifth, retiring the final 10 hitters he faced. Six of those outs came via the K. Of course, it was too late to do the low-scoring Red Sox much good. However, Buchholz is looking a whole lot better now than he did before going on the DL at the end of May.
Jul 7 - 11:00 PM

Clay Buchholz got a no-decision, allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

It was a tough-luck no-decision for Buchholz, as the Red Sox squandered plenty of run-scoring opportunities. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out two in the effort. It's been a tough season for Buchholz, as he still carries a 6.22 ERA, a 1.74 WHIP, and a 43/24 K/BB ratio. He'll attempt to get win number four in his next start against the White Sox at home.
Jul 1 - 11:12 PM

In his return to the rotation, Clay Buchholz allowed four runs over 7 1/3 innings in Wednesday's victory over the Mariners.

Buchholz struck out two and issued zero free passes. The right-hander missed almost a month with a (possibly phantom) knee injury, and the time away seems to have done him some good (he had a 7.02 ERA in 10 starts prior to hitting the shelf). Buchholz (3-4, 6.75 ERA) has a decent chance to take another step forward when he hosts the Cubs next week.
Jun 26 - 12:55 AM

Red Sox activated RHP Clay Buchholz from the 15-day disabled list.

Buchholz missed just under a month on the DL with a knee injury that, at the time, many constituted as simply a reason to give the right-hander a rest. With the ailment behind him, perhaps Buchholz will look more like the 2013 version that went 12-1 and less like the guy with a 7.02 ERA in 10 starts this year. He'll face the Mariners in his return on Wednesday.
Jun 25 - 6:35 PM

Clay Buchholz (knee) will rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on Wednesday against the Mariners.

Buchholz was cleared to return to the big league rotation after going six scoreless innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket last Thursday. He held a 7.02 ERA over 10 starts before going down with a knee injury last month and is not a safe bet to pitch well or remain healthy.
Jun 24 - 7:56 PM

Clay Buchholz (knee) will rejoin the Red Sox' rotation next week.

The date for his return isn't yet determined, but Buchholz's six scoreless innings for Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday was enough to convince the Red Sox that he was ready. Buchholz held a 7.02 ERA over 10 starts before going down with a knee injury last month.
Jun 19 - 8:00 PM

Clay Buchholz (knee) spun six scoreless innings Thursday in his second minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Buchholz allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings on Friday in his first rehab start, but he was much better in this one. He gave up just two hits and two walks while striking out five batters. It could be enough to secure his return to Boston's rotation.
Jun 19 - 4:54 PM

Clay Buchholz (knee) will make another minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Buchholz, sidelined since late May with a hyperextended knee (and an inflated ERA), allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings on Friday in his first rehab start. The Red Sox want him to get stretched out to 90 pitches before bringing him back.
Jun 16 - 4:21 PM

Clay Buchholz (knee) is scheduled to make at least one more minor league rehab start.

Buchholz allowed three earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in his rehab debut last Friday at Triple-A Pawtucket. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 28 because of a hyperextended knee (and a 7.02 ERA). Boston is probably in no hurry to get him back.
Jun 16 - 2:41 PM

Clay Buchholz (knee) will make a minor league rehab start Friday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Buchholz was cleared after he made it through a 48-pitch simulated game on Sunday. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 28 with a hyperextended knee, a convenient injury given his struggles this season. Still, if he shows signs of progress Friday, it's possible he could rejoin Boston's rotation very quickly.
Jun 9 - 5:05 PM

Clay Buchholz (knee) threw a 48-pitch simulated game Sunday and reported no discomfort.

"Everything felt good," Buchholz said. "Direction was good, location. It felt better coming out of my hand. Today was most like a game situation I’ve been in since last time I started. This is something that’s going to get me moving forward." The right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 28 with a hyperextended knee. He had a 7.02 ERA over his first 10 starts this season but could get another look in the Red Sox rotation soon.
Jun 9 - 8:34 AM

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