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Clay Buchholz | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Kansas City Royals
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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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

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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

Clay Buchholz's MRI revealed that he is suffering from a partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass in his right arm.

Not the best of signs for the Phillies here. Buchholz will pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on Monday. After that examination, his future options figure to clarify some. Major surgery is a possibility. Buchholz sustained the forearm injury while throwing a pitch against the Marlins in the third inning Tuesday.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 05:52:00 PM

Clay Buchholz is undergoing an MRI on his strained right forearm.

Buchholz was lifted in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Marlins after he short-armed a changeup. Even before that wonky pitch, he had been hit around for six runs on eight hits. Wednesday's MRI should help to clarify the exact nature of Buchholz's injury and just how long he might be out for. A stint on the disabled list is very much in play for the veteran right-hander.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Clay Buchholz has been diagnosed with a right forearm strain.

Buchholz was lifted in the third inning of his start Tuesday night against the Mets after short-arming a changeup in the top of the third inning. He was charged with six earned runs on eight hits and a walk over just 2 1/3 frames. There's probably an MRI coming, and Buchholz is almost certainly headed for a long stay on the disabled list.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 08:52:00 PM

Clay Buchholz was lifted in the third inning of his start Tuesday against the Mets due to an apparent injury.

Buchholz had allowed five earned runs on eight hits and a walk, and a sixth earned run came across after he exited. There should be an update shortly from Citizens Bank Park.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 08:08:00 PM

Clay Buchholz was stuck with a no-decision in Thursday's loss to the Reds, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings.

Buchholz struck out three and walked two in the outing. The Phillies held a 4-1 lead through three innings, only for matters to unravel in the fourth inning. In that frame, Buchholz surrendered an RBI single to Zack Cozart, with two more runs scoring to tie up the game on outs before the inning reached its close. Buchholz turned in a 4.78 ERA in 139 1/3 frames with the Red Sox last season and no longer holds true fantasy value. He will take on the Giants next time he toes the rubber.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Clay Buchholz surrendered five runs in five innings against the Rays in a no-decision Friday.

Buchholz ended up allowing 16 earned runs and five homers in 21 1/2 innings for the spring. He struck out 16 and walked 10. Maybe he can find another gear when the games begin to count, but he didn't impress with his stuff the two times we saw him this spring.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Clay Buchholz gave up three runs in 3 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Pirates.

Buchholz hasn't given anyone much reason to be encouraged this spring; he's sporting a 5.94 ERA with nie walks and four homers allowed in 16 2/3 innings. He wouldn't seem to be worth the speculative late pick in mixed leagues this year.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Clay Buchholz allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over five innings of work in Wednesday's Grapefruit League contest against the Yankees.

Buchholz struck out one and walked two on the evening. Greg Bird burned him for a solo home run in the second inning, with the second run coming home on a Gary Sanchez RBI single in the third. Once viewed as one of the more intriguing prospects in the game, Buchholz never quite tapped into the promise of his young arm. This past season, he posted a 4.78 ERA in 139 1/3 innings with the Red Sox. They traded him to the Phillies in mid-December.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 09:02:00 PM

Clay Buchholz surrendered three runs in 3 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Yankees.

Chase Headley's first-inning homer got Buchholz's day off to a lousy start, but he did recover well from there and he ended up striking out six batters before being lifted. Still, his spring ERA stands at 7.56 after three outings.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Clay Buchholz was tagged for four runs in three innings by the Tigers on Sunday.

Homers accounted for all our runs. Buchholz pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut last week. That he had one bad day here shouldn't bother anyone, but it is worth wondering just how much patience Phillies fans will have while putting up with his inconsistency once the season starts.
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 04:28:00 PM

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