Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/18/14
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Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz was scratched from his scheduled start against Philadelphia because of irritation in his collarbone area. The 28-year old right-hander said it was his choice not to make his Monday start due to the discomfort. ''Being as early in the season as it is, I want to make sure Im 100 percent everytime I go out there, rather than 80, 85 percent and risk having this thats going to be something that lingers,'' he said. ''Just want to cut it right now and hopefully a couple more days, two, three more days, Ill be back where I was at.'' He is off to a splendid start, going 7-0 with a 1.73 ERA. He said if it was later in the season, he'd take the mound. ''It was my call,'' he said. ''It's just something that's there and the doctors have all said I can go out and throw and I'm not going to hurt anything.'' He feels like his hot start is important for the team to keep rolling, bu...
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