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Clay Buchholz scratched from start Sunday and placed on DL with intestinal bleeding

Jun 23, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

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From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe comes word that right-hander Clay Buchholz has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start against the Braves because of an illness. Aaron Cook will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket and officially activated from MLB’s 15-day disabled list to pitch in his place.

Buchholz has an ugly 5.53 ERA in 14 total appearances this season, but he’s registered a sparkling 4-0 record, 2.53 ERA and 31/7 K/BB ratio over his last 37 innings — and seemed poised for another solid set of results in Boston’s series-finale with Atlanta.

Cook allowed eight hits and seven runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings with the Red Sox earlier this year.

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UPDATE: Buchholz was still in the hospital on Sunday morning and is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a gastro-intestinal issue, according to beat writer Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.

  1. randygnyc - Jun 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Alcohol poisoning.

    • Glenn - Jun 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM

      Fried chicken is the only antidote.

      • js20011041 - Jun 24, 2012 at 5:21 PM

        This is amusing. Deriving self worth from the worship of your own team and pleasure from the misfortune of those on the rival team. I can relate. I used to feel that way about sports when I was 12. But then a funny thing happened. I grew up. You should try it.

      • Glenn - Jun 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

        I’m a Red Sox fan – I was only putting out an obvious joke on a comment section of a blog, not doing anything worthy of your over-analysis. But thank you very much doctor – Kentucky Freud Chicken is MFing good!

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    go steal more laptops you loser

  3. pisano - Jun 24, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    The sickness is called a weak stomach, it’s because he doesn’t want to add to the 5.53 era.

  4. dan1111 - Jun 24, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    It’s nice to see such sympathetic comments in a story about a player who is sick.

    Also, Buchholz has a 3.35 ERA over his last eight starts.

    • pisano - Jun 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      The problem with your stat is the story doesn’t cover his last eight starts, it’s for the season, but it’s nice to try to put a positive spin on things.

    • aceshigh11 - Jun 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM

      Remember, he’s a Red Sock, so he’s fair game.

      I NEVER want to hear another fucking Yankee fan whine about how mean-spirited and bitter Boston fans are after the comments above.

      • daisycutter1 - Jun 24, 2012 at 1:36 PM

        Really? The comments I’ve read from Sox fans about, for example, Thurman Munson even all these years later make cracks about alcohol poisoning, chicken and stolen laptops look tame. At least no one is laughing about anyone’s death or making plane crash jokes.

        That said, anti-inflammatories as the cause for Buchholz’s current situation make total sense.

  5. Glenn - Jun 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    WEEI in Boston reports that he has internal stomach/intestinal bleeding probably due to taking anti-inflammatories.

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