Found July 23, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Well, you may see the Red Sox step up their pursuit for a starting pitcher. After visiting with Dr. James Andrews, it doesn't look like Clay Buchholz will be pitching too much this year. Dr. James Andrews told Buchholz that he could make four or five starts before the start of the season, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. If that timetable is right, who could the Red Sox look at on the open market? They are definitely interested in White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy and he appears to be their number one target. Peavy is under contract until after the 2014 season, so he wouldn't be a two month rental for the Sox. A deal for Peavy likely wouldn't happen until after his next scheduled start, which is on Thursday because Peavy is just coming off of an injury, so teams would want to make sure he is healthy before pursuing him. If Buchholz is going to be able to pitch only four or five starts before the postseason, Boston is either going to be in serious trouble or they are going to have to make a deal for a starting pitcher. Buchholz, on the year, is 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA with an 81/29 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Buchholz has been the Sox' best pitcher this year and if he is out until September, that is a devastating blow to the AL East leading Red Sox. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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