|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||170.00||12.00||8.00||0.00||3.65||1.28||138.00||57.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - Probable for start of spring training|
|vs N.Y. Yankees|| 11.0||0||1|| 7.36||0||5||11|
|vs LHB|| 90.2||0||0|| 5.06||0||38||70|
|vs RHB|| 73.2||0||0|| 5.62||0||15||58|
|Last 10 Games|
|Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz undergoes knee surgery Tuesday |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(9/30/14) The Red Sox announced Tuesday starting pitcher Clay Buchholz had successful surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The team added he is expected to make a full recovery.
|Report: Clay Buchholz will undergo right knee surgery Tuesday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/29/14) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz will undergo right knee surgery Tuesday to repair his meniscus, according to the Boston Herald.
Buchholz ended his 2014 campaign on a sour note, coughing up 13 earned runs over his final three starts (17 2/3 innings). He finished the year 8-11 with a 5.34 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP and 132:54 K:BB ratio over 170 1/3 innings.
Although it's too early to tell, the procedure should not put Buchholz's status in danger for the start of spring training.
|Clay Buchholz slammed for five runs in loss vs. Rays |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/23/14) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz took a loss Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on eight hits and one walk in 7 2/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 6-2 defeat against the Rays.
Buchholz (8-10) cruised through seven scoreless innings before coming unglued in the eighth. He had two men on and two outs before giving up a double and a single to bring home three runs. After a passed ball and a hit batsman, the starter was removed from the game, only to see two of the runners he left on base score. Buchholz owns a 5.31 ERA and 128:53 K:BB ratio in 164 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Yankees in the season finale Sunday.
|Red Sox shuffle rotation for final week |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/21/14) WEEI.com reports that Brandon Workman and Rubby De La Rosa have been removed from the Red Sox's rotation for the final week of the season. Clay Buchholz, Anthony Ranaudo and Allen Webster are set to make starts against the Rays, and then Joe Kelly and Buchholz will start the last two games of the team's season-ending series against the Yankees.
Friday's starter in the series opener against the Yankees is still to be named, but Steven Wright is a candidate to get the nod. Wright has posted a 3.38 ERA in five relief appearances this season.
|Clay Buchholz struggles Wednesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/17/14) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz had a rough start Wednesday against the Pirates.
Buchholz allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits over four innings. He struck out three and walked one during the outing. The Pirates put pressure on Buchholz immediately. Gregory Polanco started things off in the first inning by hitting a solo home run. In the second, an error and two doubles plated two runs. After a mound visit, Buchholz would give up a single, scoring the third run of the inning. Neil Walker added another run the following inning, hitting a solo shot. Buchholz would get out of the third and toss a scoreless fourth inning, but left the game at that point.
With the loss, Buchholz dropped to 8-9. He’ll take on the Rays in his next start.
|Clay Buchholz finished 2013 with a 1.74 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. His 8.0 K/9 was the highest since 2008, and his 12 wins were the second-most of his career. In a fashion typical for him, Buchholz pitched just 108 1/3 innings, spending most of June, all of July and August, and some of September on the disabled list with soreness in his neck and shoulder area. The issue popped back up again in the postseason (Buchholz could only go four innings in Game 4 of the World Series due to shoulder fatigue), but Buchholz avoided offseason surgery. So he presents a frustrating conundrum for drafters. Do you go all-in with a pitcher who dazzled for about 100 innings last season? Or do you let the shoulder issues -- and long list of injury problems -- scare you off enough to let someone else take the gamble? Buchholz has never pitched 200 innings or made 30 starts in a season. He has a 3.60 career ERA and his strikeouts, before last season, have come at a rate of about 6.5 per nine innings. While the potential is there for greatness, the injury history is a huge red flag. Buchholz can be drafted in the middle rounds of most formats.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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