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Clay Buchholz could begin rehab assignment Sunday

Aug 21, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

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Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald has the story:

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark the calendar: Clay Buchholz could make his first minor league start Sunday.

Buchholz threw 46 pitches in a four-inning simulated game here today. He pitched to right-handed hitters David RossMike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts and threw his full repertoire of pitches.

Buchholz is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday in Los Angeles and could then be cleared to head to Low-A Lowell to kick off a minor league rehab assignment.

Buchholz hasn’t appeared in a major league game since August 8 due to neck and shoulder troubles. If he does a three-game minor league rehab assignment, he should be ready to return on September 10.

The right-hander was 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 12 starts before landing on the disabled list.

  1. dan1111 - Aug 21, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    Here’s hoping for a successful return. He sure is needed at the moment.

  2. bosoxfan15 - Aug 21, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    If he returns, who moves to the bullpen? Dempster? They need some serious bullpen help.

    • aceshigh11 - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      They need some serious help, period.

      Starting to look like 2011 all over again. Bunch of deadbeats.

  3. aceshigh11 - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Hey, take your time, Clay.

    It’s not like the Sox are in dire need of your services or anything. Enjoy your vacation.

  4. shaggylocks - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    “Buchholz hasn’t appeared in a major league game since August 8 due to neck and shoulder troubles.”

    June 8th, you mean.

  5. themagicfanguy - Aug 21, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    @aces The Sox have are fine, stop whining because they lost a few series. Deadbeats? Ridiculous.

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