Found June 27, 2012 on Ted's Army:
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. Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was hospitalized with what the club announced Tuesday night was esophagitis, an inflammation that damages tissues of the esophagus, the muscular tube that delivers food from your mouth to your stomach. According to a message on Twitter late Tuesday night from his wife, Lindsay Clubine, Buchholz is being released from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he has been undergoing treatment. "Clay finally gets to come home!" Clubine tweeted at around 11:30 Tuesday night. "Stomach issues are under control & he feels good. Now we just have to fatten him up! Thanks for the prayers!" According to a major league source, the club is concerned about a tear "near the esophagus," and the possibility of infection. Buchholz is not expected back until after the All-Star break, the source said. "Clay Buchholz has esophagitis, which led to an erosion of the esophagus and an associated gastrointestinal bleed,'' the team said in a brief statement. "He has been evaluated and observed at Mass. General Hospital. Clay is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery." ESPNBoston | Clay Buchholz has esophagitis We should have had our guard up over Clay being hospitalized, but this still comes as a bit of a surprise. As this piece points out later, being out until the All-Star Break means five starts. Now, obviously, Clay's health is what matters, but I don't know anything about how he's feeling, what brought it on, or esophagitis in general, so I'm going to talk about it in relation to the Red Sox. (Besides, if you start to speculate, it gets dangerous. Callers on the DA Show last night were speculating that he has alcohol or pain killer problems, with very little proof.) With Beckett due back this weekend, the rotation can still be somewhat normal. Lester, Beckett, Doubront, Matsuzaka, Morales/Cook isn't great...but it isn't the end of the world either. Having both Morales and Cook available is a bit of a luxury, considering Morales has been better than would be expected. That said, it puts even more of a spotlight on Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury to get back. We'll need all the offense possible with this rotation (Doubront, Daisuke, and Morales, despite how they've performed this year, are far from sure things). We need these guys. On page 2, Daisuke has believers. “I asked him if he believed in himself and if he was ready to go,” manager Bobby Valentine said of his first-inning visit to the mound. “To give up one run in that inning was good pitching. His best effort yet.” Last night, Matsuzaka was seeking more than effort though. He was seeking his 50th career victory. If he’d gotten it, he would have become the fifth fastest Red Sox pitcher to 50 wins since 1918 behind only Jon Lester [stats], Tex Hughson, Dave Ferriss and Roger Clemens. That’s healthy company despite the fact many in Boston consider him a disappointment. To that Farrell said, “The easy thing is to pick out the negatives. Overall he’s been a very good pitcher. He’s had some problems with fatigue and injuries but his first two years he was a 33-game winner. What he did in Japan generated that contract ($103 million counting the $51 million ransom paid to his team for negotiating rights). In my eyes, absolutely he’s a successful major league pitcher.” Herald | Dicey yet 'successful' Dice is a good example of how contracts throw off the perception of players. He's been frustrating to watch, but he hasn't been as horrible as we feel like he have. He just hasn't been a game-changing ace. Which is fine, most pitchers aren't. It will be very interesting to see what happens with Daisuke this offseason. What if he continues to pitch relatively well, puts up a 4.00-ish ERA, and is a rare steady force in a crazy situation? Could teams actually end up having bidding wars over his services? Could the Red Sox actually be interested in retaining him? ESPNBoston | Jarrod Saltalamacchia keys Red Sox's rally by Jays | Red Sox have varied contributors | Jacoby Ellsbury to start rehab Friday | Josh Beckett slated for Saturday start | President ribs Boston crowd | Herald | Sox use rare rally | Positive swing | Pedroia back in swing | Reliever Melancon goes back to Arizona roots | Globe | Sox are winners in the end | Ellsbury headed to Florida | Matsuzaka is able to find answers | Sox issue statement on Buchholz | CSNNE | Matsuzaka responds nicely after first-inning trouble | Pedroia finishes what Saltalamacchia starts in 7th inning | Red Sox come alive late, beat Blue Jays, 5-1 | Cherington shoots down rifts between Red Sox players, Valentine | Lillibridge makes first start with Red Sox in center field [Image]

Red Sox RHP Buchholz out with esophagus problem

Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz experienced erosion of his esophagus, and the condition caused internal bleeding. The Red Sox say Buchholz has been evaluated at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he remained Tuesday night as Boston hosted the Toronto Blue Jays. The team says he is doing well and is expected to make a complete recovery. Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled...

Your Morning Dump...where Clay is about to get ripped for showing up to a party

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. According to a Red Sox team source, pitcher Clay Buchholz attended a charity event at Foxwoods Resort and Casino on Wednesday night — less than 24 hours after being released from the hospital for esophagitis...

Clay Buchholz Feared For His Health After Losing Blood, Needing to Be Placed in ICU at Hospital

BOSTON –– It was not how Clay Buchholz was expecting his body to react when he got off the couch. Last Wednesday, the Red Sox starter was slumped in the clubhouse, feeling the effects of a stomach virus. But once he stood up, Buchholz started feeling light-headed and realized the situation was more serious than anticipated. Before Tuesday's game, the Red Sox released a statement...

Buchholz is Out of the Hospital

Back in the clubhouse Great news for Clay Buchholz and the Boston Red Sox. has announced that Buchholz has been released from the hospital and was in the Red Sox clubhouse Wednesday morning. He was hospitalized for intestinal bleeding and was later diagnosed with esophagitis, which is said to have caused the bleeding. He is expected to make a full recovery. Buchholz hasn’t...

Clay Buchholz Heads to DL with Intestinal Ailment

Clay Buchholz entered this weekend’s series with the Atlanta Braves tied for the team lead in wins with 8. He will enter the upcoming series with the Toronto Blue Jays on the 15-day disabled list. Apparently, Buch was hospitalized for a short time while dealing with what is being called a “gastrointestinal sickness” according to [...]

Clay Buchholz Details 'Really Scary' Hospital Ordeal While Recovering From Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Video)

Clay Buchholz appears to be in good spirits, but he admits that he was a little nervous after staying in the hospital to recover from intestinal bleeding. The Red Sox starter, who is currently recovering from his ordeal on the disabled list, spoke to reporters before Wednesday's game and admitted that his time in the hospital was "very scary," but he's glad it&...

Clay Buchholz Feeling Much Better in Return to Red Sox After Suffering From Scary Ailment(Video)

Clay Buchholz had to spent five days in the hospital recently, after suffering from some internal bleeding and an erosion to the esophagus. Buchholz even spent time in the emergency room due to the terrible ailment. But the pitcher was back with the Red Sox on Wednesday and appeared in good spirits while hanging out in the clubhouse. Check out the video above to see more from Buchholz...

Buchholz still hospitalized with esophagitis

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is in stable condition and remained hospitalized Tuesday with esophagitis."Clay Buchholz has esophagitis, which led to an erosion of the esophagus and an associated gastrointestinal bleed," the club said in a statement. "He has been evaluated and observed at Mass General Hospital. Clay is doing well and is expected to make a full...

Clay Buchholz has Esophagitis

Getting better According to MLB, Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz has been diagnosed with esophagitis. This is actually good new for the Sox, as there was reason for serious concern because Buchholz was recently hospitalized due to intestinal bleeding. It is said that the esophagitis led to the bleeding, and Buchholz is expected to make a full recovery. He is currently on the...

Tracking The Buchholz Story

[View the story "The Buchholz Charity Scandal" on Storify] The Buchholz Charity Scandal In case you missed it, Boston sports radio and twitter blew up this morning at the news that Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, fresh out of the hospital, attended a charity event last night. Here’s how it went down, and what they’re saying. Storified by · Thu, Jun 28 2012 09:29...

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz hospitalized with intestinal bleeding.

BOSTON –Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The move came after he was hospitalized for intestinal bleeding. To read this feature with multiple videos, please click the link below.

Buchholtz reportedly at a vodka pool party after release from hospital.

So Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buccholz gets released from the hospital Tuesday, after ending up in intensive care with esophagitis. According to reports, after returning to the clubhouse for The Sox' 10-4 win over the Blue Jays, the Red Sox hurler attended a charity pool party at Foxwoods Casino, sponsored by a vodka company. Seems the pitching staff in Boston is a little...

Bobby Valentine 'Considering' Use of Six-Man Rotation While Waiting for Clay Buchholz to Get Healthy

BOSTON -- Bobby Valentine is thinking about going the unorthodox route. With Josh Beckett close to returning, Valentine is leaning toward temporarily employing a six-man rotation for the next two weeks that would include Jon Lester, Felix Doubront, Aaron Cook, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Franklin Morales. "I'm considering it," Valentine said. "Until the All-Star break...
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