Sep 7, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT
Clay Buchholz was initially expected to miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his lower back, but said last week that he still hopes to return for the playoffs and was able to complete a problem-free throwing session yesterday.
Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that Buchholz made 50 throws from 60-90 feet and is scheduled to stretch things out to 105 feet today.
He still has a long way to go before potentially being ready to rejoin the Red Sox’s rotation, particularly if Buchholz is going to convince them to throw him right into the postseason fire after three months on the sidelines, and the biggest test will come in a week or so when he tries to throw off a mound for the first time.
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