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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 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

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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

Clay Buchholz (knee) will throw a simulated game on Sunday.

Buchholz was originally slated to throw the sim game on Saturday, but the Tigers didn't want him to use the pitching mound prior to Max Scherzer's start on Saturday. It's the second time he's had a simulated game pushed back this week. It appears he won't be ready for activation on June 11 when first eligible.
Jun 7 - 8:25 PM

Clay Buchholz (knee) will not throw a simulated game until Saturday.

Buchholz was originally scheduled to throw one Monday, but the Red Sox have pushed it back. No word on the reason for the change, but it's increasingly likely that he won't be activated when he's first eligible.
Jun 2 - 5:59 PM

Clay Buchholz (knee) won't resume throwing until Saturday, at the earliest.

Buchholz was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a hyperextended right knee. It's an injury that may have been conjured up as a means to remove the struggling righty from the rotation, but he nonetheless will be out until at least June 11.
May 29 - 6:57 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list with a hyperextended left knee.

Buchholz hyperextended the knee during his start on Monday. The injury doesn't sound serious, and he should be ready to return after his 15-day stay is up. Alex Wilson was recalled to take his place on the roster.
May 28 - 6:56 PM

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SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
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LF1Brock Holt
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CF1Jackie Bradley
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DH1David Ortiz
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PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Jake Peavy
5Rubby De La Rosa
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PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
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4Craig Breslow
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6Andrew Miller
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