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Clay Buchholz may have a knee injury

May 28, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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We talked yesterday about how Clay Buchholz may not make his next start, either because his manager takes the ineffective starter out of the rotation or because he goes on the DL. The DL idea was couched in terms of maybe his shoulder issues from last year causing his mechanics to be loony. But it may be a totally different injury altogether:

Manager John Farrell said Tuesday that the team is concerned about Buchholz’s left knee, which the right-hander landed awkwardly on at some point in Monday’s 8-6 win over the Braves. Buchholz will throw his regularly scheduled bullpen on Wednesday, at which point Boston will make a decision regarding his availability this weekend.

I was watching Buchholz’s start on Monday and, yeah, it’s totally possible that his knee is wonky. He landed funny a few times and, at the time, it seemed like it was just frustrated body mechanics as opposed to an injury, but a tweak is totally possible.

Now, if a knee injury on Monday can explain all of his poor starts before, the Sox would be getting someplace  . . .

  1. jbriggs81 - May 28, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    If they are so concerned about his knee, how come he hasn’t been sent for tests yet? …. this is a BS injury to put him on the DL because his mechanics are terrible

    And in other news, Jon Lester’s price just went up

    • jeffbbf - May 28, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Exactly…and BTW – nice job on completely missing this in your story, Craig. My God, the master of the conspiracy theory and you miss this softball? I guess if it’s not an anti-MLB, pro PED or pro Carlos Gomez story, you gloss over it.

      • [citation needed] fka COPO - May 28, 2014 at 10:24 AM

        If you don’t like his writing, why are you here again?

      • nbjays - May 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        So he can bitch.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Not sure if it is an actual injury; however, the Red Sox do need a reason to put him on the DL.

    • TheMorningStar - May 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      You’re right about that.

      And congrats on the Jays finally playing up to their potential! If it can’t be Boston, I’ll always root for Toronto.

      Just do use all a favor Blue Jays: Don’t capitulate to the Yankees this season.

    • nbjays - May 28, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      Maybe smack him upside the noggin, then put him on the DL for concussion symptoms?

  3. rdillon99 - May 28, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    or it may be one of those injuries **wink, wink** that allows the team to put him on the DL so that he can work out his troubles on a minor league rehab assignment

    • theRed - May 28, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      Promote Lieutenant Obvious to Captain, effective immediately.

      • stac266 - May 28, 2014 at 2:11 PM


  4. bigdaddy44 - May 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Regardless of whether his knee is hurt, the problem Buchholz needs to work out this year is between his ears. As always.

  5. pete2112 - May 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Perhaps this injury is a result of all that grease he’s puts in his hair dripping on the mound, thus causing his foot to slip and injuring his knee.

  6. buddysguys - May 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    guy always seems to be dinged up

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