Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 7/19/13
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. In the best-case scenario, Buchholz is cleared to resume his throwing program, albeit a few steps behind where he left off. Worst-case scenario: He will undergo additional tests to determine whether the inflammation of the bursa sac in his right shoulder has worsened. Either way, the Red Sox lack a timetable for Buchholz’ return. “We all want the same thing, and that’s Clay getting back on the mound,” manager John Farrell said. “But along the way, we’ve got to balance a player’s current and long-term health. If it’s less than (optimal), we don’t know how effective he would be.” But this, Farrell said, is the bottom line: “We have every intention and hope and outlook that he will resume pitching this season.” As a result, the Red Sox aren’t giving any indication they will step up their pursuit of a starting pitcher before the July 31 trade deadline. One source suggested the club will be “selective” in adding to what it already views as strong rotation depth, although it’s also worth noting that declaring their need for another starter would decrease leverage in any potential deal. Multiple sources have suggested the Sox are monitoring the market for starters, including the Cubs’ Matt Garza, but may still be prioritizing other needs, namely the bullpen and possibly third base. Besides, unless the Phillies decide to trade ace lefty Cliff Lee, a bona fide front-of-the-rotation starter may not be available before July 31. Herald: Clay Buchholz' status won't cause trade panic Clay Buchholz made some interesting news yesterday as he threw another session and still felt some lingering effects in his neck. The quote of the day came from John Farrell stating "We have every intention and hope and outlook that he will resume pitching this season." Wait, like...not July? Possibly not August? This....season? Like I said the other day, I want Buchholz to take his time and be ready for the playoffs. I have zero problem with that. But now that Farrell seems unsure of Buchholz' timeline, do the Red Sox need to make a deal for insurance purposes? The Rangers are closing in on Matt Garza and we all know Cliff Lee is available. Would you want to see the Sox top the highest bidder for one of the two? If they can land a top arm like Garza or Lee (maybe Lincecum change of scenery?) without giving up a top-five prospect, I say yes.  If Cherington can land a bullpen arm in addition, then the Red Sox are a serious contender. Rest of the links: Globe: Clay Buchholz could resume throwing over the weekend | Globe: Red Sox face daunting schedule to begin second half | Globe: Xander Boegaerts showing his potential with Pawtucket | Herald: It's make or break time for Red Sox | Herald: Ben Cherington's patience pays off | Herald: Anthony Ranaudo turns corner in Portland | Herald: John Farrell: Alfredo Aceves just didn't do job | CSNNE.com: Sox expect Stephen Drew back Saturday | CSNNE.com: Buchholz to be re-examined Friday
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Tyrann Mathieu says Blaine Gabbert has a ‘better grip on what’s going on’

NCAA frees Kansas blue chipper Cheick Diallo

Rockets hold in-season training camp in attempt to rebound from disastrous start

Kansas City Chiefs: No Jamaal Charles, no problem

How the Warriors can win 72 games

Frank Gifford suffered from CTE, family announces


Syracuse basketball gets one scholarship per year back

LeBron James says his back feels better than it did a year ago

Sean Payton on firing Rob Ryan: Status quo ‘would be madness’

Report: Blue Jackets listening to offers for Ryan Johansen

Report: Greg Hardy cancels club event after 'catching heat'

Jed Lowrie returning to Oakland after A's-Astros trade

How the Detroit Lions became the face of football on Thanksgiving Day

The 10 most disappointed fan bases of the 2015 college football season

Jimmy Butler wants Mason Plumlee to pay his $2,500 fine

Jose Bautista's bat flip inspires a holiday sweater

The Kristaps Porzingis comparison project

What’s next for Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns?

Gisele Bundchen asks Tom Brady ‘all the time’ why he still plays football

Highlighting the biggest NFL games of Week 12

Greg Olsen calls Jason Witten 'the epitome of a pro'

Are Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux growing apart?

Stop sleeping on Giannis Antetokounmpo

Worst-case scenarios for end of college football season

Capitals, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis opposed to 'meddling'

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 10 most disappointed fan bases of the 2015 CFB season

Gronk: Takes mental toughness not to overeat on Thanksgiving

Blue Jays fans create website in effort to keep David Price

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Mike Trout, four years in

Tom Brady on ‘Rex Ryan!’ line call: It’s ‘in the playbook’

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker