Found June 24, 2012 on
According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Clay Buchholz has been placed on the 15 day DL. He was scheduled to start today but was scratched due to illness.
Buchholz is 8-2 this year with a 5.53 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. He had a 2.40 ERA in June and was starting to look like the Buchholz of old before being placed on the DL.
Aaron Cook is scheduled to start in his place today and will take his roster spot. Cook hasn’t started a game for the Red Sox since he got spiked at home plate against the Orioles. He allowed 6 runs on 8 hits and a walk in 2.2 innings.
Apparently Buchholz had a gastro-intestinal issue, and needs more time to recover.
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The Boston Red Sox have placed right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to what manager Bobby Valentine called a "gastrointestinal issue."
Valentine said Buchholz had gone to the hospital recently to deal with the problem and has not been with the team the past two days.
Boston is planning to activate Aaron Cook from the 15-day DL to start...
LET'S MAKE A DEAL
The Red Sox have been shopping Kevin Youkilis pretty hard and reportedly are close to dealing him to another team.
There were feelings all day that Sunday afternoon's contest may have been the final game in a Red Sox uniform for Kevin Youkilis. That suspicion appeared to be confirmed after Youkilis took his final at-bat. A pinch runner was sent in, and Youkilis was welcomed at the dugout by his teammates and a roaring Fenway Park. It was later confirmed that Youkilis was traded to the White...
BOSTON –– This could the jumpstart that Dustin Pedroia needed. Since returning on June 5 –– after missing six games with a torn adductor muscle in his thumb –– Pedroia has sputtered at the plate, collecting just nine hits through 14 games heading into Saturday's 8-4 win over the Braves. But he finally exploded on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. In his second...
There has to be a little irony in the fact that David Ortiz took a chance to vent his frustrations about reporters drumming up controversy -- by going on a tirade to reporters, as he did Thursday. Well, rather than being a case of controversy begetting controversy, NESN.com's Didier Morais thinks that Ortiz's rant may have been a little more premediated than it seemed. Was...
Roger Clemens returned to Fenway Park on Friday night as he sat in the front row of the Monster Seats to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Atlanta Braves.
Clemens, who pitched for the Red Sox between 1984 and 1996, was shown on the scoreboard before the start of the fourth inning and received a mix of cheers and boos. It was one of Clemens' first public appearances since...
All in all, things could have started better for Felix Doubront. The Red Sox starter spotted Toronto a four-run lead before the Sox even came up to bat on Monday night, but that didn't mean the game was over. In fact, far from it. As NESN Nation's Dan Duquette explains, the Red Sox have been very good to Doubront so far this year. If they want to keep things that way, they...
Time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (38-34)
Daniel Nava, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Cody Ross, RF
Ryan Kalish, CF
Nick Punto, SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (8-3, 4.31)
Blue Jays (37-35)
Pitching: RHP Henderson Alvarez (3-6, 4.30)
BOSTON –– Will Middlebrooks can stop looking at the lineup card. After weeks of splitting time at third base with Kevin Youkilis, the rookie has officially taken the reigns of the position –– now that Youkilis has been traded to the White Sox for Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart. Moving forward, the 23-year-old will have more clarity when it comes to his role in the organization...
Free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for an estrogen-blocking drug, tamoxifen, which is used to minimize side effects typical in steroid use. Tamoxifen is one of 200 substances on the banned substance list and is not a performance-enhancing drug. The unsigned Byrd will remain on the restricted list for the next...
8 a.m. ET: Interleague play has ended and the Red Sox will shift gears to divisional play. The Red Sox will open up a three-game series against the Blue Jays as they attempt to continue a move up the AL East standings. Boston will look to pitcher Felix Doubront, who is 8-3 with a 4.31 ERA, to lead the team to a third straight victory. In his last outing, Doubront didn't have...
Franklin Morales had his second spot start for Josh Beckett who is on the DL and once again he showed a lot of promise. I think a lot of people have Franklin Morales on their radar now that did not before, in a very good way.
Morales didn't have the best first inning, however he only allowed one run to score and settled down real well after that. Morales started the game...
Youkilis to White Sox for Zach Stewart, who can start or relieve. Not sure if any other pieces. Don’t believe so.
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) June 24, 2012
That’s one tweet from WEEI’s Rob Bradford and there are many more like it on Twitter. It looks as if Kevin Youkilis has been traded to the Chicago White Sox.
Everyone at Fenway Park from the moment the game started had...
On a day where Cody Ross hit two home runs to help the Boston Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, you would think that was the biggest story of the day. Or that Aaron Cook had a serviceable outing and the bullpen picked him up with four solid innings.
Nope, the big story of the day was the fact it was the last game that Kevin Youkilis played in a Red Sox uniform.
It’s been a whirlwind weekend for the Olde Towne Team as the Red Sox took two of three from a team that used to be their cross-town rivals in the Atlanta Braves. Their dirt dog third baseman has been traded away to the Chicago White Sox. Their rookie 3rd baseman to replace him was [...]