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Clay Buchholz felt soreness during bullpen session Sunday

Jul 15, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

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The Red Sox had Clay Buchholz throw a bullpen session yesterday as opposed to a rehab start as originally planned. While the change was designed to help his arm strength following shoulder bursitis, the timeline for his return remains a mystery.

According to Rob Bradford of, Buchholz said today that he still felt some soreness during his bullpen session yesterday. There’s no plan for a rehab start at this time and he’s expected to be reevaluated after the All-Star break. Buchholz told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that he’s aiming to throw a bullpen session Thursday, so the Red Sox could map things out from there if there’s no discomfort. He’ll need to make it through a simulated game before being cleared for a rehab start.

Buchholz has been out of action since June 8. The 28-year-old right-hander was off to a fantastic start prior to hitting the disabled list, posting a 1.71 ERA and 81/29 K/BB ratio over 84 1/3 innings. His absence appears likely to stretch into August at this point.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jul 15, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    No doubt this ends in surgery.

    And they will probably wait long enough to make sure it blows at least the first half of next season.

    • aceshigh11 - Jul 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      Man, you are tedious.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

        The silver lining to being a pessimist is that you actually get to take joy in being wrong.

        The caveat, of course, being that you are wrong as infrequently as the optimist is right.

      • aceshigh11 - Jul 15, 2013 at 11:56 PM

        Indeed, indeed.

        We ARE Red Sox fans, after all.

  2. dsimp724 - Jul 15, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Call Patrice Bergeron ask him about soreness! P#ssy

    • Glenn - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:27 AM

      Pitching is radically different than playing hockey. We are ALL pussies when compared to Bergeron or any other hockey player. Dizzy Dean pitched through an injured toe and ended his career. Pitching is a delicate thing when related to all other sports endeavors. The human body isn’t meant to pitch over 100 pitches hard overhand. We can all crash into things if we are tough enough. See Johnny Knoxville and the boys.

  3. giantssb42champs - Jul 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Ruh roh

  4. 13arod - Jul 15, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    This is why red sox suck they have bad luck bad at trading like when they traded babe ruth to the yanks or trading for alfredo

    • ilovekneegrows - Jul 15, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      They signed Alfredo as a free agent in February of 2011.

      Ruth was sold to the Yankees.

      Between your horrid spelling and utter lack of baseball knowledge, you amuse me.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      Isn’t it kind of counter-productive to attack someone on the basis of something they have no control over like “luck”?

  5. 13yrsmlbvet - Jul 15, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    The dude’s frame and inattention to consistently prepare physically are the issue. Not built for the long haul. Tremendous, tremendous talent.

    • pisano - Jul 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      I totally agree, he’s always looked frail, maybe he’d be best suited for the pen, also, as Satchel Paige said: “Don’t look back, someone might be gaining on you” The Rays are making a move, and with that pitching, the rest of the AL east might be looking up at them in the standings.

  6. drewsylvania - Jul 16, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Is this Buchholz, or the crack(ed) Red Sox medical team?

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