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Clay Buchholz | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Angelina (TX) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Supplemental (Rd. 0) / BOS
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Clay Buchholz settled for a loss in his return to the Red Sox rotation on Tuesday, giving up three runs on four hits over five frames against the White Sox.
Buchholz fanned five and walked one on the evening. As he has for much of the season, he struggled to keep the ball in the yard, allowing solo home runs to both Tim Anderson and Todd Frazier. Now 3-7 on the season, he'll try to improve upon his 5.83 ERA and 1.41 WHIP when he does battle against the Rangers in Texas on Sunday. Jun 21 - 10:33 PM

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Clay Buchholz will start for the Red Sox on Tuesday against the White Sox.

It had been announced on Friday that Buchholz would return to the rotation on Wednesday, but he'll go a day earlier instead with Eduardo Rodriguez pushed back to Wednesday. He could be worth a look in deeper mixed leagues if frustrated owners cut bait with him, but it'd be wise to monitor his first couple of starts before inserting him into lineups.
Jun 18 - 1:33 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Saturday that Clay Buchholz has rejoined the club's starting rotation.

Buchholz will get the ball on Wednesday against the White Sox. He's take the place of Roenis Elias, who was optioned to Triple-A after Friday's start. Buchholz, who owned a 6.35 ERA over 10 starts before being banished to the bullpen, registered a 2.89 ERA over five relief appearances.
Jun 18 - 8:49 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Friday that Clay Buchholz has been moved to the bullpen.

Buchholz was tagged for six runs on Thursday in another poor showing that pushed his ERA up to 6.35, so the move comes as no surprise. Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will come off the disabled list to start in his place on Tuesday. Buchholz should get another shot in the Red Sox' rotation eventually, but for now he'll be used in long relief.
May 27 - 5:12 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said there's no decision on whether Clay Buchholz will make his next start.

With Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) ready to come off the disabled list, Buchholz was likely pitching for his rotation spot Thursday against the Rockies. It didn't go well as the right-hander allowed a season-high six runs while watching his ERA balloon to 6.35. The Red Sox are famous for inventing injuries for struggling players and that might be their best option with Buchholz here. Buchholz has no confidence right now and is having a really difficult time with runners on base. We'd be surprised to see him make his next start Tuesday against Baltimore.
May 26 - 10:45 PM

Clay Buchholz allowed six runs, including three home runs, over five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Thursday.

Buchholz gave up seven hits without walking a batter in the game, but three, two-run bombs -- to Carlos Gonzalez, Trevor Story and Dustin Garneau -- did him in. Buchholz has now yielded 12 homers in 10 starts, owning a 6.35 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the year. Assuming he's still in the rotation -- Eduardo Rodriguez could be back as early as next week, and Buchholz has been mentioned as the odd man out -- life doesn't get any easier for the 31-year-old Tuesday when he visits the Orioles.
May 26 - 10:28 PM

Clay Buchholz's struggles continued in Friday's loss to the Indians, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over his six innings of work.

Buchholz struggled with his command as well, issuing four free passes while striking out three. All of the damage against him came in the third inning, where the Indians struck for four runs, highlighted by a three-run blast by Jason Kipnis. He'll look to turn things around when he carries an unsightly 5.92 ERA and 1.47 WHIP into Thursday's matchup against the Rockies.
May 20 - 10:24 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Clay Buchholz will remain in the club's rotation.

Buchholz holds a 6.11 ERA over eight starts on the season, but the Red Sox will remain committed to him for now. However, with Joe Kelly (shoulder) and Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) due back soon, Buchholz leash could be short.
May 15 - 11:18 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said all signs point to Clay Buchholz making his next start.

That would be Friday night against Cleveland. Buchholz probably doesn't deserve another start—he's allowed five runs in five of eight starts this year—but Farrell is understandably loyal to the team's longest tenured starter. With Joe Kelly (shoulder) and Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) due back next week, Buchholz's leash is as short as ever. If he struggles against the Indians, Buchholz could be demoted to the bullpen. The Red Sox are also well-known for putting slumping players on the disabled list to make them go away for a while.
May 14 - 7:23 PM

Clay Buchholz got knocked around Saturday in a no-decision against the Astros, surrendering seven hits, five runs and three walks in six innings of work.

The Red Sox bailed him out with a late comeback but that doesn't hide the fact that Buchholz has become borderline unusable for both fantasy and real-life purposes. This has easily been the worst stretch of his career as the right-hander now owns a nightmarish 6.11 ERA over eight starts. George Springer's grand slam was the eighth home run he's allowed this season. With Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) and Joe Kelly (shoulder) expected to return this week, there's a good chance Buchholz will be the odd man out in Boston's starting rotation. It's possible the team could DL him while he works through his struggles.
May 14 - 6:24 PM

Clay Buchholz was good enough to pick up a win Monday, allowing four runs over five frames in a 14-7 blowout victory over the Athletics.

The A's picked up eight hits -- including a home run -- and walked twice against Buchholz, who threw 87 pitches on the night. The veteran right-hander has now won two starts in a row, but he's given up at least four runs in five of his seven outings. Buchholz will carry a 5.90 ERA into this weekend's matchup versus the Astros.
May 9 - 11:21 PM

Clay Buchholz held the White Sox to two runs and three hits in seven innings Wednesday to pick up his first win.

This was being termed a big start for Buchholz after he came in 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA. It wasn't really -- his rotation spot wasn't in any jeopardy -- but he and the Red Sox are surely happy that he turned in his first really positive effort of the year. He struck out six and walked two on the night. Buchholz should be a pretty good play in mixed leagues next week with home starts against the A's and Astros.
May 4 - 11:29 PM

Clay Buchholz had a hard time Thursday, allowing five runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Braves.

Buchholz has been remarkably consistent in a bad way this season, allowing exactly five runs in four of his five starts. On Thursday, he walked four to go with his eight hits allowed while striking out just two. Not surprisingly, he's still winless heading into May, as the loss dropped him to 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. A date with the White Sox looms on Tuesday.
Apr 28 - 11:02 PM

Clay Buchholz ran into trouble Saturday in a loss to Houston, allowing six hits and five runs over 5 2/3 innings.

Buchholz may have had his best stuff all season but Colby Rasmus made him pay for a bad pitch in the fifth inning, sending his 2-2 offering into the right field seats for a grand slam. Buchholz has allowed exactly five runs in three of his four starts this season. The Red Sox were probably expecting a little more from their No. 2 starter. Buchholz's next chance to right the ship will come Thursday against Atlanta.
Apr 23 - 8:10 PM

Clay Buchholz pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings but the Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays on Monday.

Buchholz scattered six hits and two walks across those 6 2/3 shutout frames, though he whiffed only two in the no-decision. Toronto got him out of the game with a Russell Martin single in the top of the seventh and then plated four runs against the Boston bullpen in the top of the eighth. It was the first decent start of the season for Buchholz, who will carry a 5.74 ERA into his next outing on the road against the Astros.
Apr 18 - 2:20 PM

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