Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is not expected to start Tuesday, and there's no timetable for when the unbeaten right-hander might be ready to return from a strained neck.
Buchholz (9-0) did not throw a bullpen session Saturday, although he did do some flat-ground work. He's been on the disabled list since June 9.
"It's likely that at some point we're probably going to have to get him out on a rehab assignment -- at least one start for now," manager John Farrell said. "But there's no timeframe for that. We've got to get him on the mound first and then build from there."
The team had hoped Buchholz might be able to pitch Tuesday, but now Ryan Dempster is scheduled to make that start against Colorado.
"It's just not quite to the point where I can get on the mound right now," Buchholz said. "I'm still trying to feel it out, I guess. It's taking a bit longer than I want it to."
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