Found June 19, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Clay Buchholz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
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The Boston Red Sox were hoping right-handed starting pitcher Clay Buchholz could avoid a stint on the disabled list, as the team pushed the ace back a few times to allow him additional rest. Boston needs a starter for Saturday, and manager John Farrell told Michael Periatt of MLB.com that the club didn’t want to rush Buchholz back. "We needed the starter on Saturday," manager John Farrell said. "[We] didn't feel like we had enough time to get him the proper amount of work to prepare for that start. Didn't want to take any chances." The Red Sox have been treating Buchholz with kid gloves since the discomfort began. They didn’t want to worsen the injury by rushing him back to the rotation, so he was pushed back a few times last week and this weekend. Because he hasn’t pitched for a while, Buchholz is eligible to return from the DL on June 25, next Tuesday. The decision to give him additional time to rest his sore neck was determined after he threw a bullpen session between the team’s double-header yesterday. Boston can only hope that this won’t be an extended absence for Buchholz, as he was 9-0 with a 1.73 ERA prior to the injury. The Red Sox recalled Ryan Lavarnway to replace Buchholz on the roster. Allen Webster is most likely to start in his place, according to Periatt. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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