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Clay Buchholz lands on disabled list with neck strain

Jun 18, 2013, 9:13 PM EST

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As first reported by Alex Speier of, the Red Sox have placed starter Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list because of a neck strain. The move was made retroactive to June 9, so the right-hander will be eligible for activation in a week.

Buchholz tested his neck with a bullpen session on Tuesday evening and evidently didn’t feel so hot.

But it’s not thought to be an overly serious injury.

Buchholz, 28, has posted a 9-0 record, 1.71 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 12 outings this season, fanning 81 batters in 84 1/3 innings. Allen Webster is expected to start in his place this weekend in Detroit.

  1. bigharold - Jun 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Is this a “Doom Watch” thing like Pettett’s trapezoid??


  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Webster has a remarkable 11.74 era over his 2 starts for the Red Sox this season.

  3. hojo20 - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Can’t he just wear a neck brace and go out there?

    • jcmeyer10 - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:36 PM

      Side note, Gomes just cranked one and watched it go. Greatest home run stare down this year.

      • aceshigh11 - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM

        He just dropped the bat and looked like he said “F$&K YOU” to the ball.

        Pretty badass.

  4. tfbuckfutter - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Anyone want to bet this neck strain ends in Tommy John surgery?

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