It’s been 46 days since Clay Buchholz last pitched in a game and it doesn't look like he's going to be on the mound anytime soon.
The Red Sox All-Star pitcher has been diagnosed with shoulder inflammation and said he won't pitch until he is 100%.
Meanwhile, the Sox continue to fight to hold onto first place in the AL East.
Red Sox Life has collected some messages and compiled an open letter to Clay Buchholz:
I love you, Clay, always have, but this season has just been full of mystery.
- Linda, Connecticut
Well that's awfully nice of you, Clay. No rush
- Bill, Maine
Patrice Bergeron needs to pay you a visit.
- Chip, Massachusetts
I honestly don't blame you that much. This medical staff misdiagnosed your spinal fracture. I'd be very cautious too.
- Mike, Massachusetts
Clay, this is bulls**t and there's gotta be more to it.
- Cynthia, Utah
It's the same thing every year with you. I'd love ...