Found September 08, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Clay Buchholz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Clay Buchholz hasn’t pitched for the Red Sox since July 8. Exactly two months later, the Sox’ ace says sounds like he’s finally ready for a return. Buchholz spoke to the media at Yankee Stadium before the Sox’ series finale against the Yankees on Sunday, discussing Sunday’s bullpen session, his health and mindset as he prepares for a potential return to the mound this week. The 29-year-old said he’s ready and is feeling mentally prepared to make his return. Listen to what Buchholz had to say in the video above. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox Video, NESN Staff, NESN Video, Red Sox Gameday Live, Top Stories

Clay Buchholz Set To Face Rays On Tuesday

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Our long national nightmare is over. Finally, Clay Buchholz will take to a major league mound on Tuesday night for the first time since the day after the Bruins beat the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals. Yes, it's been that long. After innumerable bullpen sessions and rehab starts, the 9-0 righty will face the Rays in the first of three big games...

Your Morning Dump...where Buchholz finally returns tonight

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. It will be 94 days since Clay Buchholz last pitched in the big leagues. "Longest 94 days of my career? Yeah, probably so," Buchholz said Sunday. "It ranks right up there, with the back stuff...

Clay Buchholz Returns Tonight

A lot has changed since Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz threw his last pitch.  At the time, the team had a 38-25 record and was only 1 1/2-game ahead in the American League East, Tuesday night, Buchholz will make his long-awaited return to play against the Tampa Bay Rays after he was shut down with shoulder bursitis on June 8. His return could be a big boost team the Red...

Buchholz returns Tuesday, Felix odd man out

The Guru Contributing Writer It's been quite a season for Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz. Buchholz was the dominant arm in the early going, made the All-Star team, caused a minor incident in Toronto and was 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA. Then he slept funny, missed three months, underwent MRI's, CAT scans, second opinions and had his toughness questioned. All that ends Tuesday...

Clay Buchholz to start Tuesday for Red Sox

Clay Buchholz' long nightmare is over. After missing three months with a shoulder injury that seemed like it would never heal Buchholz is slated to start Tuesday night's series opener against the Rays in St. Petersburg Fla. As one final tuneup he threw a bullpen session here today. "Mentally I'm ready" Buchholz said. "I think that's what everyone...

Clay Buchholz set to return tonight

The Red Sox have been without their ace Clay Buchholz since the 64th game of the season. At the time, they were 1 1/2 games up in the American League East.  Today, Buchholz makes his return and surprisingly the Red Sox have increased their division lead in his absence to 7 1/2 games, with only 17 games to play. As reported by Ian Browne of,  the fact that the Red Sox...

Red Sox' Clay Buchholz will pitch Tuesday vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox have the American League East well in hand as they lead by 7.5 games with 17 left to play. Now, it is time to prepare for October, and their starting rotation is about to get a huge boost.'s Ian Browne reports that the Red Sox have activated starting pitcher Clay Buchholz and will start him against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night in St. Petersburg...

Boys in the Hall: Does Clay Buchholz have a shot at Cooperstown?

Clay Buchholz was on the disabled list for a large stretch of the season, but the Boston Red Sox starting pitcher was looking like a Cy Young contender until a shoulder/neck injury derailed him in June. Buchholz started the season 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA, and was one of the finest pitchers in the American […]

Red Sox-Rays Preview

Clay Buchholz looked like a solid candidate for this year's AL Cy Young Award until he missed three months with a strained neck. Last year's winner, David Price, has hardly looked like one at all. Buchholz will make his return for the Red Sox on Tuesday night as he opposes Price and a Tampa Bay Rays team struggling offensively as it tries to hang on to a wild-card spot...

Red Sox-Rays Live Blog: Clay Buchholz Makes Long-Awaited Return As Sox Open Series in Tampa

8 a.m. ET: After three months and two days on the shelf, Clay Buchholz will finally take the mound again Tuesday night in Tampa Bay. That’s an 82-game layoff for the Red Sox ace, who was having arguably the best season of any American League pitcher when neck and shoulder issues first sidelined him in early June. For those who forgot how dominant the right-hander was during the...

Clay Buchholz to Return Tuesday Against Rays, Felix Doubront Will Be Skipped in Red Sox Rotation

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is set to make his return to the rotation, which means someone has to be bumped from the starting staff for at least one start. Buchholz will make his return Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays to start a crucial three-game series between the American League East’s best teams, and the right-hander’s return to the rotation means Felix Doubront is the...

The Fab Five: MLB Power Rankings 13

Welcome to this week’s edition of the “Fab Five,” our look at the best five teams in baseball and where they stand with only a few weeks remaining in the 2013 regular-season. Surprisingly, only the National League Central winner has yet to be decided, despite the fact that 

Can the Red Sox Win It All Without Ellsbury?

Essential To October SuccessThe Red Sox will pull off a "double-switch" today in Tampa. No, they have not been moved to the National League by Bud Selig. But they will switch out Clay Buchholz for Jacoby Ellsbury on the field. Buchholz will start his first game since just after the Bruins eliminated the Penguins, and Ellsbury is still in his walking boot with a non-displaced...

Who Will Be This Week’s Amica Pitcher of the Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. The Red Sox have packed...

How we see it goin' down: Sox - Rays series

First Pitch: Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10, Thursday 7:10   Arms: Tuesday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (9-0, 1.71 ERA) vs. David Price, LHP (8-7, 3.51 ERA)   Wednesday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (8-9, 4.79 ERA) vs. Alex Cobb, RHP (8-3, 2.99 ERA)   Thursday: Jake Peavy, RHP (3-1, 3.55 ERA) vs. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (11-8, 5.04 ERA)                                    ...
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