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Clay Buchholz shaky in first rehab outing

Aug 25, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

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Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz was expected to make two Minor League rehab appearances before rejoining the Major League squad, but he started off on the wrong foot this afternoon. Given a pitch count between 45 and 50 pitches, Buchholz threw 38 and did not make it out of the first inning, walking the final two batters he faced, reports Gordon Edes of ESPN.

Buchholz last pitched in a Major League game on June 8 against the Angels. He landed on the disabled list with bursitis in his right shoulder. At the time of his injury, he was a front-runner for the American League Cy Young award, owning a 1.71 ERA in 84.1 innings over 12 starts.

The organization expects him to make another rehab outing on Friday. Whether that start is with Triple-A Pawtucket or Double-A Portland has not been determined yet.

  1. aceshigh11 - Aug 26, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Man, this guy is so frustrating.

    When he’s good, he’s got ace-caliber stuff. He just CANNOT stay healthy…it’s such a shame.

  2. bostonstandup - Aug 26, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Frustrating is definitely the word to describe this guy. Wtf. This is ridiculous but at least Peavy looked good last night.

  3. mornelithe - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Yeah it’s frustrating, but it is his first start since early June, and rehab starts don’t count. So, take some time Clay and get it back together. They need the ACE down the stretch.

    • skeleteeth - Aug 26, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      True, but you would like to see him complete the inning as long as it’s pain free.

      • mornelithe - Aug 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

        I know, trying to remain positive. Buchholz coming back to the Sox in the same form as the beginning of the season would be huge for the division.

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