First day of spring training and the Boston Red Sox already have had one player suffer an injury. And it comes to one of the key starting pitchers for the 2013 season.
According to manager John Farrell, Clay Buchholz suffered a mild strain of his right hamstring covering first base during PFP's. The good news is that it doesn't appear to be that bad and he should only miss a few days of workouts.
The one thing you need to worry about with a hamstring injury is it recurring again, especially when you're a pitcher and it's the leg you push off on. It's the last thing the Red Sox need is to have one of their best pitchers battling this all season long.
Other than that, no big news out of camp today.
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Clay Buchholz suffers 'mild' hamstring strain [clubhouse insider]
No longer worried about his Achilles, David Ortiz rips Bobby Valentine [clubhouse insider]
Middlebrooks got advice from Rays' Longoria on broken wrist [clubhouse insider]
David Ortiz on latest PED scandal: Baseball players ‘might be the dumbest athletes' -- plus, video [clubhouse insider]
Ortiz: 'I'll be ready for Opening Day' [csn new england]
Farrell: New players will help changing culture [csn new england]
Farrell won't discuss beer in the clubhouse [csn new england]
Pedroia: Didn't need a survey to know I'm sexy [csn new england]
Ross excited to reunite with Red Sox [csn new england]
Saltalamacchia doesn't mind the crowd at catcher [csn new england]
Ortiz slams Valentine for last year's performance [csn new england]
Buchholz suffers mild hamstring strain [csn new england]
Bogaerts to take grounders at third before WBC [csn new england]
Spring training notes: Napoli taking it easy [csn new england]
Red Sox will limit Napoli for now [espn boston]
Ortiz says he's not worried about Achilles [espn boston]
Iglesias: 'Best offseason of my life' [espn boston]
Ortiz blames Bobby V for Sox struggles [espn boston]
Ortiz weighs in on topic of PEDs [espn boston]
Tuesday's takeaways: Coming together [espn boston]
Hamstring strain for Clay Buchholz [extra bases]
Red Sox training camp report [extra bases]
Ortiz rips Valentine; heel getting better [extra bases]
Ask Nick: Are Sox well-armed? [extra bases]
Pedroia: 'We've got to do everything better' [extra bases]
Morning Red Sox notes: David Ortiz deems himself ’90 percent’ [full count]
Dustin Pedroia thinks Jacoby Ellsbury is ‘here to win,’ not worried about contract [full count]
Jose Iglesias says he was surprised but not disappointed by Stephen Drew signing [full count]
Dustin Pedroia not blaming Bobby Valentine for 2012: ‘He didn’t play. We lost those games’ [full count]
Video: David Ortiz’ first swings of spring training [full count]
Clay Buchholz suffers ‘mild’ right hamstring on first day [full count]
David Ortiz on Bobby Valentine: ‘If the head is messed up, the body is going to be all over the place’ [full count]
David Ortiz on Biogenesis scandal: Baseball players ‘might be the dumbest athletes out of all the sports’ [full count]
John Farrell notes on Day 1: ‘No one is going to certainly make the team today’ [full count]
Dustin Pedroia Says He Could Have Told Red Sox He Was ‘Sexy’ Player ‘for Free’ [nesn.com]
Clay Buchholz Says Hamstring Tweak Is Mild, Should Be Back in Four to Five Days (Video) [nesn.com]
David Ortiz Says Players Weren’t Comfortable With Bobby Valentine, Considers John Farrell’s Hiring a ‘Fresh Start’ [nesn.com]
Daniel Bard’s Uncertain Future, John Lackey’s High Expectations Among Spring Training Storylines to Watch [nesn.com]
Middlebrooks healthy and ready for season [projo sox blog]
Pedroia wants to regain winning feeling [redsox.com]
Bogaerts expected to play third in Classic [redsox.com]
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