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Clay Buchholz leaves start with hyperextended knee

Jun 26, 2010, 9:36 PM EDT

Clay Buchholz, a candidate to start for the AL in next month’s All-Star Game, was forced out of his start Saturday against the Giants in the second inning after hyperextending his left knee running the bases.
It looks like Boston’s second pitching casualty that’s a direct result of interleague play. Josh Beckett originally hurt his back last month taking batting practice in preparation for his starts in NL parks.
Buchholz’s injury probably isn’t particularly serious, and it should help that the injury isn’t to the leg he uses to push off the mound. If he does need to miss some time, the Red Sox could bring left-hander Felix Doubront back from Triple-A. Doubront made one start earlier this month before Daisuke Matsuzaka returned from the disabled list.

  1. Glenn - Jun 26, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    The Red Sox have lost their entire outfield, second baseman, and three of their best four pitchers; yet are still in the hunt. That is the most improbable story in baseball.

  2. Maxa - Jun 27, 2010 at 3:08 AM

    It doesn’t make sense to include Pedroia and Buccholz in this statement, given that they have only just gotten injured.

  3. cg - Jun 27, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    all teams have injuries. Tampa and NY had some major injuries too, yet they are still in the hunt.

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