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Clay Buchholz has no issues with hamstring in simulated game

Feb 23, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

Clay Buchholz AP AP

Clay Buchholz gave the Red Sox a bit of a scare last week when he suffered a minor strain of his right hamstring during a fielding drill, but it already appears to be a non-issue.

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Buchholz “felt good” after he threw 37 pitches this morning in a two-inning simulated game. If all goes according to plan, he’ll make his Grapefruit League debut at some point next week.

“Felt really good,” Buchholz said. “The one thing that we need to sit and work on is [pitching] out of the stretch. Didn’t really get to go in depth with it. There’s definitely some kinks in the delivery. Other than that, felt strong.”

Buchholz, 28, had a 4.56 ERA and 129/64 K/BB ratio over a career-high 189 1/3 innings last season. He was actually pretty solid after the start of May, posting a 3.62 ERA over his final 23 starts.

  1. randygnyc - Feb 23, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Too bad

    • drewzducks - Feb 24, 2013 at 3:02 AM

      Lets just hope he doesn’t crash and burn.

  2. uyf1950 - Feb 23, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Tell me in that picture in the piece that Buchholz doesn’t look like the way the guy is throwing the ball in this commercial.

  3. baseballisboring - Feb 24, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    Watching Buchholz struggle is just frustrating…the first time I ever saw him pitch was his no hitter, his 2nd start in MLB. I don’t know why the numbers have never really caught up with the stuff (besides a couple of BABIP driven ERA’s) but he needs to break out in a big way if the Sox have any chance of making a run…

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