Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 9/30/14
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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell had fully intended to use right-hander Clay Buchholz in Tuesday's double-header with the division rival Tampa Bay Rays should the lingering soreness in Buchholz's neck subside. Buchholz has been scratched from his start, but NBC Sports.com's Craig Calcaterra reports that the right-hander will throw on the side instead. Buchholz still has nick soreness, but he will throw a bullpen session. How he feels afterward will determine if he will make or miss his next start -- or possibly head to the disabled list. MLB.com's Todd Kaprovich reports that Alfredo Aceves will come up from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Buchholz's start on Tuesday. Buchholz leads all qualifying MLB starters in ERA at 1.79 at the start of the double header. He is also 9-0 with 81 strikeouts in 84.1 innings pitched. He is one major reason that Boston leads the A.L. East by two games over the Baltimore Orioles. The Rays are in fourth but only five games out. The two-day, three-game series could either bring the Rays much closer or push them well out as each game represents a two-game swing. A split either way will still keep the Rays within four games, possibly two. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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