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After uncertainty surrounding Clay Buccholz's recovery and estimated timetable for return, clarity may be coming. Buccholz, who is recovering from right shoulder bursitis, has had trouble getting over the rehab hump, but now he is feeling better. Buccholz may be returning after just one rehab start.
Evan Drelich of MassLive.com says Buccholz threw from 100 feet on flat ground yesterday. He would need to bump that distance up to 120 feet before he could throw from a mound. But that could be happening soon based on how the Red Sox ace has been feeling.
"I feel like I'm finally getting close to feeling pretty much normal now. So last few days of throwing are encouraging," Buchholz said. "I'm finally able to clear my head a little bit and go about it as just getting back to getting off the mound."
Buccholz has been the biggest surprise during this successful Red Sox season. While Boston's hold on first place has been pleasantly surprising to fans in beantown, Buccholz's success has to have come as a welcome relief. The team has lacked a true closer since Pedro Martinez left. Now they have one if Buccholz can stay healthy.
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After 12 starts this season, Buccholz is 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA. This has, by far, been the best start to a season in Buccholz's career. His success has certainly translated to success for the whole team. Now, with the good news about Buccholz's progress, the Red Sox can look forward to his return soon hopefully.
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