Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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The Boston Red Sox have elected to shut right-hander Clay Buchholz down for the next few days after an MRI revealed inflammation in the bursa sac area of his throwing shoulder, according to Michael Periatt of MLB.com. The good news for Buchholz and the Red Sox is that the MRI didn’t reveal any structural damage to the ailing shoulder. Still, Boston has opted to shut down the right-hander for a few days in hopes that the inflammation will subside. "He's in a couple-of-day shutdown period," manager John Farrell said. "We're hopeful that he'll initiate a throwing program likely on the weekend. He underwent the MRI yesterday, which didn't show any structural issues. He's got some inflammation in the bursa sac area, so structurally everything is good and I think that's the most encouraging thing at this point." Because the team will have to wait for the inflammation to subside, Farrell added that there is currently no targeted return date for Buchholz. It seems more and more likely that the starter won’t be back in Boston’s rotation until after the All-Star break. The Red Sox have taken a cautious approach with Buchholz, asthey initially pushed back two of his appearances before deciding to place him on the disabled list with his neck injury. It’s now developed into a shoulder issue, and Boston and Buchholz are content waiting until all discomfort is gone before activation is considered. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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