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  1. Clay Buchholz will delay rehab to build up arm strength

    Jul 13, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

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    Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz will not begin his rehab as originally scheduled, according to Tim Britton. Buchholz has been dealing with bursitis in his right shoulder and hasn’t pitched since June 8. More from Britton’s column: The plan now is for Buchholz to throw a bullpen session Sunday, possibly another on Tuesday in New…

  2. Clay Buchholz says he has “finally turned a corner” in his recovery from neck, shoulder pain

    Jul 3, 2013, 7:58 PM EST

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    Evan Drellich, beat writer for MassLive.com, tells the story: BOSTON — Maybe Clay Buchholz will need just one rehab start after all. That’s a scenario the Red Sox right-hander suggested was possible Wednesday, on a day he said he felt like he had “finally turned a corner” in his recovery from right-shoulder bursitis. He threw…

  3. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL MVP

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    The reigning MVP has some heavy-hitting competition this year. Let’s see if he can hold them off. AL OPS leaders: 1.136 – Miguel Cabrera: .368/.458/.678, 26 HR, 85 RBI, 2 SB in 323 AB 1.126 – Chris Davis: .329/.405/.721, 31 HR, 80 RBI, 0 SB in 301 AB 1.102 – David Ortiz: .320/.406/.607, 16 HR,…

  4. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL & NL Cy Young

    Jul 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EST

    Matt Harvey

    Yesterday, we took a look at what WAR had to say as far as midseason awards winners. Now, I’m making my own choices, starting with the Cy Young Awards. First, let’s get the charts out of the way, here are the top 10 in the AL by ERA and both versions of WAR. ERA 1.…

  5. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EST

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

  6. Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee on pace for historically-great seasons

    Jun 29, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    In a piece posted last night, ESPN’s Christina Kahrl notes that lefties Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Cliff Lee of the Phillies are on pace for historically-great seasons, using Wins Above Replacement from Baseball Reference: 3. Just one pitcher in 10 years has produced a season worth 9.0 WAR or better And that would be…

  7. Clay Buchholz has no structural damage

    Jun 27, 2013, 4:31 PM EST

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    Clay Buchholz had his MRI. Sean McAdam has the results: Buchholz MRI revealed no structural issues but some inflammation in bursa sac. Shutdown from throwing for 2-3 days. #redsoxtalk — Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) June 27, 2013   This sounds like it’s going to be kicked down the road a few days at a time for…

  8. Clay Buchholz still feeling discomfort, to undergo an MRI

    Jun 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

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    For a while it was unclear if Clay Buchholz would even be placed on the disabled list, but the Sox ultimately did it out of an abundance of caution. Now, however, things are looking a bit more serious. Buchholz threw 15-18 pitches off the mound but then shut it down. Farrell: “He still feels some…

  9. Max Scherzer becomes first starter to go 11-0 since Roger Clemens in 1997

    Jun 22, 2013, 11:45 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers - Game Four

    Max Scherzer tossed seven solid innings of baseball as the Tigers routed the Red Sox 10-3. Scherzer held the Sox to two runs on six hits and no walks while striking out six, improving his record to 11-0. Per ESPN Stats & Info, he became the first starter to start 11-0 since Roger Clemens in…

  10. Clay Buchholz will not return Tuesday

    Jun 22, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Buchholz pitches to Toronto Blue Jays during their MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz is unlikely to come off of the disabled list to start on Tuesday as he felt tightness in his trapezius muscle after throwing from flat ground, reports Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald. The right-hander suffered the injury during his start against the Angels on June 8. CSN New England’s Sean…

  11. 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 WEEI.com, 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…

  12. Clay Buchholz to throw today, possibly be placed on the disabled list

    Jun 18, 2013, 11:07 AM EST

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    Clay Buchholz was scratched from today’s start due to neck discomfort. But he will throw today, reports Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com. If he feels good, he’ll likely make his next start. If not, it’s disabled list time and Allen Webster or Rubby De La Rosa will take his place. Buchholz leads the majors with a…

  13. Clay Buchholz scratched from Tuesday start, could be placed on disabled list

    Jun 15, 2013, 4:22 PM EST

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    The Red Sox were hoping that Clay Buchholz would be ready to make his next scheduled start during Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Rays, but Evan Drellich of MassLive.com reports that he has been scratched due to continued discomfort in his neck. Buchholz left his start last Saturday due to neck tightness. While Red Sox manager…

  14. Clay Buchholz exits game with neck tightness

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:35 PM EST

    Clay Buchholz Getty

    Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz had to leave tonight’s game against the Angels in the seventh inning. He had been pitching well, limiting the Angels to two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four in six and two-thirds innings. NESN’s live blog described the scenario: 9:59 p.m., Red Sox 7-2: Clay…

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 3, 2013, 5:30 AM EST

    Domonic Brown

    Phillies 7, Brewers 5: Dom Brown homered and tripled and drove in four while Cliff Lee struck out 11 in seven and two-thirds. Philly is only one game behind the Nats right now, you guys. Why? Because … Braves 6, Nationals 3: … the Nats dropped two of three to Atlanta, with B.J. Upton of…

  16. Clay Buchholz slated to return Sunday against the Yankees

    May 30, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

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    Clay Buchholz has already missed one turn in the rotation due to soreness in the AC joint in his right shoulder, but there was some concern yesterday that he would need to be skipped again this weekend against the Yankees. Fortunately for the Red Sox, that will not be necessary. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports…

  17. Clay Buchholz might have to be skipped again

    May 29, 2013, 6:28 PM EST

    buchholz getty

    Clay Buchholz did not take his turn in the Red Sox starting rotation Monday against the Phillies due to discomfort in his right AC joint, which is below the collarbone. He was expected to return on Friday to face the Yankees, but that has now been ruled out. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston…

  18. Clay Buchholz cleared to start Friday against the Yankees

    May 28, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

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    Clay Buchholz was scratched from his scheduled turn in the Red Sox rotation on Monday against the Phillies due to discomfort in his collarbone. But he checked out fine in a visit with team doctors and was able to throw this week, so the right-hander has been cleared to start on Friday night against the…

  19. Clay Buchholz will not make Monday’s scheduled start

    May 26, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

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    Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz will not start tomorrow evening for the start of a two-game home-and-home against the Phillies, reports Evan Drellich on Twitter. Buchholz is suffering from an injury in the “collar bone area”, but manager John Farrell called the move precautionary and mentioned that Buchholz could simply start later in the week.…

  20. Alex Sanabia brings back the spitball in beating the Phillies

    May 21, 2013, 2:08 AM EST

    Alex Sanabia 1

    Move over Clay Buchholz. Marlins starter Alex Sanabia went old school on Monday, bypassing the sunscreen and rosin and simply hocking a big ol’ loogie on the baseball after giving up a home run to the Phillies’ Domonic Brown. The video isn’t embeddable yet, but here’s the link to it at MLB.com, as well as…

  21. The Red Sox are dressing well

    May 20, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Like a Sir

    I’m sure it has zero to do with their play, but Pete Abraham of the Globe reports that, unlike in years past, the Red Sox are puttin’ on the ritz this year for road trips: Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, and Jon Lester now dress like hedge fund managers on road trips. Ryan Dempster has custom-made…

  22. Roy Halladay apologizes to Phillies fans

    May 10, 2013, 9:55 PM EST

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    It’s the night for apologies, apparently. Jack Morris apologized to Clay Buchholz earlier; now, we have Roy Halladay apologizing to Phillies fans for having pitched poorly and ultimately landing on the disabled list for a lengthy period of time. Halladay was booed walking off the field in the third inning of his start against the…

  23. Jack Morris apologizes to Clay Buchholz

    May 10, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Clay Buchholz

    Hall of Fame hopeful and current Blue Jays broadcaster Jack Morris thrust Clay Buchholz into the spotlight recently when he accused the Red Sox hurler of using a spitball. The controversy became a national spectacle as Dirk Hayhurst and others joined the chorus of finger-waggers. With the Jays in Boston to begin a three-game series,…

  24. Red Sox CEO Tom Werner goes after the media for making unfounded accusations against Red Sox players

    May 10, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

    John W. Henry, Tom Werner

    This is somewhat unusual: Tom Werner, the CEO of the Boston Red Sox has taken to MLB.com to respond to Dan Shaughnessy’s accusing questions to David Ortiz about PED use and various media members’ accusations against Clay Buchholz about doctoring the baseball: I fully acknowledge the right the media has to ask difficult questions and…

  25. Curt Schilling talks PEDs, CHBs and SPFs

    May 10, 2013, 2:13 PM EST

    Curt Schilling

    Curt Schilling tackled a couple of hot topics on WEEI radio Friday: the David Ortiz-Dan Shaughnessy PED controversy and the Clay Buchholz ball-sliming scandal. On the David Ortiz matter, Schilling backs his former teammate and knocks Shaughnessy for once again trying to insert himself into the news. “Because it’s as important for him to be…

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