2017 Phillies Player Preview: Clay Buchholz

You might know him as Mr. Consistently Inconsistent The other night, Clay Buchholz started the team’s first spring training game at night against the Yankees. It didn’t start well, with Buchholz surrendering a second inning home run to Greg Bird. From there, he did end up going five solid innings, only surrendering two runs total. Yet if you remembered Buchholz’s last season...
Via The Good Phight
3 days ago

Buchholz hangs tough in rematch with rivals

Phillies right-hander Clay Buchholz can't get away from the American League East. Buchholz made his fourth Grapefruit League start on Wednesday night in a 3-1 loss to the Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
8 days ago

Clay Buchholz is now the veteran on a rebuilding Phils team

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second career start, went to two All-Star games and pitched for a World Series champion. Now, he's starting over with the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies. Buchholz allowed two homers and four runs in three innings against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, but the 32-year-old right-hander has been around long enough not...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

After 10 Years in Boston, Clay Buchholz Heads to Philly

After a decade in Boston, Clay Buchholz is on the move. And while he’s not going very far, the scenery and competitive landscape will be drastically different. He’ll even need to handle a bat consistently. Unfortunately for him, he’s going from a contender to a—well, they’re still rebuilding. Fortunately for Philadelphia, they’re not giving up a whole lot. 24-year-old...
Via The Sports Post
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox's Dombrowski explains thinking behind Buchholz trade

Love him or hate him, the Boston Red Sox’s decision to trade Clay Buchholz on Tuesday still was a bit of a surprise. The Red Sox dealt Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies in return for minor league second baseman Josh Tobias, ending the right-hander’s 10-year tenure in Boston. It looked like Buchholz would return for Year 11 after the team picked up his $13.5 million option...
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade Clay Buchholz to Phillies

The Boston Red Sox have traded starting pitcher Clay Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball first reported the news, and it was quickly confirmed by multiple reporters. The Red Sox will receive minor league infield prospect Josh Tobias in return. Boston did not have to send cash, as the Phillies will absorb the remaining one year and $13.5 million...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz’s 2017 Option Picked Up As Red Sox Announce Roster Moves

Clay Buchholz is slated to return to Boston for another season. The Red Sox announced amid several roster moves Thursday that they exercised Buchholz’s option for 2017. Terms of the option were not disclosed in the press release issued by the team, but previous reports have indicated that it’s worth $13.5 million. Buchholz, who was drafted by the Red Sox in 2005, has spent his...
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Should Have a Very Short Leash

In a few hours, the Red Sox play their first win-or-go-home game of the season. And with their season on the line, they’re handing the ball to Clay Buchholz. Yes, the same Clay Buchholz who posted a 4.78 ERA, 5.06 FIP, and 5.32 xFIP this season while getting bounced from the rotation. Buchholz is getting the ball in large part because of how he finished the season, as he ran a...
Via Fangraphs
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Red Sox expect Buchholz to deliver in must-win Game 3

BOSTON — The fate of the Red Sox’s season now rests on the arm of Clay Buchholz. If this sounds like a scary thought to you, you’re not alone. After all, the veteran right-hander has endured some brutal stretches this season, making three separate trips to the bullpen while finishing the regular season with an 8-10 record and 4.78 ERA. But the Red Sox are sticking with Buchholz...
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

A Young Clay Buchholz Dazzled Orioles With No-Hitter 9 Years Ago Today

For all the rough patches Clay Buchholz has gone through lately, it’s easy to forget he once was one of the most exciting pitchers in the game. Buchholz made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 17, 2007. And while he picked up the win in a solid outing, it was the Texas native’s next appearance that had Red Sox fans salivating. On Sept. 1, 2007 — exactly...
September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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