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11 Clay Buchholz SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/190 | Birthdate: 8/14/1984 | Birthplace: Nederland, TX | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Boston | College: Angelina Coll. TX (J.C.) | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 89/76 | Average Draft Position: 181.97
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Red Sox's Clay Buchholz wins fourth straight in undefeated June


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz completed a 4-0 June with a win over Toronto on Monday. 

Buchholz hasn't lost since May 26 and had a 2.21 ERA in the month of June. He allowed one run in eight innings on Monday. He allowed five hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out five.

Buchholz walked a total of seven batters in 40 2/3 innings in June. He evened his record at 6-6 on the season.


Report: Pirates eyeing Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) The Pirates are interested in trading for Red Sox veteran right-hander Clay Buchholz, according to the Boston Globe, which has reported that Pittsburgh dispatched a scout to watch him pitch Wednesday.

The usually frugal Pirates would be spending some money to land Buchholz, who is making $12 million this season. His contract calls for club options worth $13.5 million the next two years as well.

The 30-year-old Buchholz has bounced back nicely after a miserable 2014. He is 5-6 with a 3.68 ERA and has allowed just one earned run over his last two starts.


Red Sox P Clay Buchholz strikes out seven in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz allowed only one earned run in Wednesday night's 5-1 win over the Orioles. 

Buchholz struck out seven batters in the game and was able to go seven innings. Bucholz allowed eight hits and one walk. Buchholz has put together two solid starts in a row, giving up just a total of one run in both. 

Buchholz is 5-6 this year and now has a 3.68 ERA.


Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz not expecting to be traded


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) With the Red Sox still struggling to get out of last place in the AL East, the chances of them becoming sellers at the July 31 trade deadline is increasing. With playoff teams looking for pitching help, Clay Buchholz could be on the radar of some teams.

However, it seems unlikely the Red Sox will deal the right-hander, who is one of Boston's better pitchers and has team options for 2016 ($13 million) and ’17 ($13.5 million). In fact, the Red Sox have shown no interest in trading Buchholz, major-league sources told WEEI.com.

Buchholz also doesn't believe he will be dealt and expects to remain with Boston.

“Yeah, unless something crazy happens I expect to be here,” he said regarding remaining a Red Sox through at least 2017. “I’ve always called this place home. [Trades] happen, and it’s happened to a lot of guys, where they walk in and they’re told their somewhere. That’s the business part of it and I think everybody understands that.

“I would love to be here throughout the next couple of years and everything goes well sign another extension. That’s sort of how I look at it.”


Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz goes seven innings for the win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz didn't allow an earned run against the Braves on Thursday.

Buchholz threw seven innings, allowed six hits and struck out three batters. He walked just one batter in 92 pitches before being lifted from the game.

Buchholz (4-6) has a 3.87 ERA with 84 strikeouts and 22 walks in 86 innings this season.


Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz allows four runs in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz allowed four runs and got a no-decision in his team's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Buchholz tossed six innings, struck out seven batters but allowed four earned runs in the process. He threw a total of 105 pitches before leaving the game.

Buchholz has a 4.22 ERA with 81 strikeouts in 79 innings of work this year.


Red Sox's Clay Buchholz chased in fifth inning of no-decision


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz wasn't a factor in Sunday's decision, allowing four earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 7-4 win over the A's.

Buchholz had been on a nice stretch, turning in five straight quality starts, including going at least seven innings and allowing two runs or fewer in each of his last four starts. He was knocked around in a three-run second inning and gave up another run in the fourth before being removed in the fifth.

Buchholz owns a 4.07 ERA and 74:20 K:BB ratio in 73 innings. He's on track to face the Blue Jays on Saturday.


Red Sox's Farrell: We're not planning to stick with six-man rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) The Red Sox will return to a five-man rotation following this weekend's series against the Athletics, manager John Farrell told reporters Thursday.

“Our plan is not to [stick with six guys],” Farrell said, per WEEI.com. “We’ll get through this weekend where we need all six starters, but coming out of the off-day [Monday], it’s our intent to get back to five starters. We have the remainder of this next series to work through that.”

Farrell said Eduardo Rodriguez will slide between Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello in the rotation. It appears Wade Miley also as a spot in the rotation, so the final spot is down to Joe Kelly and Steven Wright.


Red Sox P Clay Buchholz struck out 8 in eight innings


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz threw eight scoreless innings in Tuesday evening's 1-0 win over the Twins. 

Buchholz struck out eight hitters, walked two and only allowed three hits. It was his first scoreless outing since he went seven innings without an earned run on April 6 against the Phillies. 

This was Buchholz's second consecutive start against the Twins, which could have played a factor in his success on the mound. He combined for 12 strikeouts over the two games. He now has an ERA of 3.82, which has fallen from the 6.03 he had on May 4. 

His next start is projected for Sunday against the Athletics. 


Twins-Red Sox postponed Monday due to rain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Monday's game between the Red Sox and Twins has been postponed due to rain.

The game is scheduled to be made up on Wednesday as part of a doubleheader. Clay Buchholz and Mike Pelfrey were scheduled to take the mound on Monday, and both will presumably be pushed back a day to start Tuesday. Phil Hughes and Rick Porcello, who are scheduled for action Tuesday, will likely pitch on Wednesday along with Trevor May and Eduardo Rodriguez.

The Red Sox will throw Rodriguez in Game 1 of the doubleheader, while Porcello will pitch Game 2, per the Boston Globe. Steven Wright will take the mound for the Red Sox on Thursday.


Red Sox using six-man rotation to give starters rest


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Without an off-day on Thursday, Red Sox manager John Farrell wanted to give his starters an extra day's rest heading into the weekend. So, the team will call up prospect Eduardo Rodriguez to start Thursday's game against the Rangers, with the rest of the rotation being pushed back a day.

Steven Wright, who was originally scheduled to go on Thursday, will now pitch Friday. He will be followed by Wade Miley and Joe Kelly. Clay Buchholz will open the three-game set with the Twins at home on Monday. 

The Red Sox don't have a scheduled off-day until June 8.


Red Sox's Clay Buchholz drops to 2-6 with loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz dropped to 2-6 after losing to Minnesota on Tuesday. 

Buchholz allowed two runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings, but his offense could only muster one run of support. 

"I felt like I did a pretty good job," he said, per the Boston Herald. "Just seems like we’re running into a lot of guys that are throwing the ball (well) right now."

Buchholz walked one and struck out four in losing his second straight decision. His next start is Sunday, at Texas. 

"Well, a pitcher goes out to do what he can control, and that’s to execute," manager John Farrell said. "That game was moving quick, it had a chance to keep him concentrated in a good rhythm, which he was, but you don’t go out there with the mindset you’re not going to score. You go out and keep the opposition in check and give yourself to get on the board. And he did just that all night."


Red Sox's Clay Buchholz takes fifth loss Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was stuck with a loss on Thursday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 3-1 defeat against the Rangers.

Buchholz (2-5) delivered his third straight quality start but continues to be plagued by little run support, as the Red Sox have scored just one run in five of his nine outings. He gave up two runs in the first inning, with one coming on an error, and then surrendered a solo home run in the fourth.

"I've been trying to mix my pitches each time out and each time through the order," Buchholz said after the game, per MLB.com. "It's a little bit easier whenever you have your pitches working. It's the times you go through when you've got one or two pitches working and you have to filter out the other pitches."

Buchholz owns a 4.58 ERA and 58:15 K:BB ratio in 53 innings. He's slated to face the Twins in Minnesota on Tuesday.


Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz dazzles in eight IP but settles for no-decision


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz allowed one run on eight hits and fanned 11 Friday but took a no-decision against the Mariners.

The one run Buchholz surrendered came via a solo home run from Seth Smith.

Buchholz threw just 102 pitches and did not walk a batter in the gem.

The 11 K's was a season high for the right hander.

Buchholz's next start is set for Thursday against the Rangers.


Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz (ankle) will start Friday in Seattle


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz, who injured his ankle during his previous start, will take his usual turn in the rotation on Friday in Seattle.

Buchholz hurt the ankle Sunday while covering first base on a play during his win over the Blue Jays.

Buchholz is 2-4 with a 5.73 in seven starts this season.

Could the Astros make a move for Kazmir, Buchholz or Lohse?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) It would be a surprise to most if the Astros become players in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, considering his annual salary of $24 million is about half of what the Astros' total payrolls sunk to in recent lowly years.

However, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, Scott Kazmir (a Houston native), Clay Buchholz and Kyle Lohse (ties to general manager Jeff Luhnow) are the three pitchers to watch for in Houston, should they become available.


Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz dealing with sore left ankle


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is dealing with a sore left ankle after his start on Sunday against the Blue Jays, according to the Boston Globe.

Buchholz, who allowed three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings, suffered a slight ankle injury while covering first base on a play. He does not believe it will effect his upcoming start on Friday against the Mariners.

"He didn't show any favoring of anything through his delivery, so we stayed with him," manager John Farrell said to MLB.com.

Buchholz is 2-4 with a 5.73 ERA in 37 2/3 innings of work.


Red Sox P Clay Buchholz strikes out 3 in win over Blue Jays


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz gave up three earned runs in Sunday afternoon's 6-3 win over the Blue Jays.

Buchholz allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out three batters. He went 6 1/3 innings. This was a better outing than his previous start against Toronto, when he only 2 2/3 innings an gave up five runs with four earned. 

"That's how it's supposed to work," the veteran right-hander said of escaping the early jam. "It doesn't always work that way, but when it does, it just gives the team a little bit of a boost."

Buchholz recorded his second win of the season and is now 2-4 with a 5.73 ERA. 

His next start is projected for Friday against the Mariners. 


Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz's struggles continue in loss on Monday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz's (1-4) struggles continued Monday, getting roughed up for five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings to take the loss against the Rays.

"Whenever things aren't going good, you don't get breaks," Buchholz said after the game, per MLB.com. "We're scuffling a little bit right now. But we got a lot of good players in here. I'm pretty confident that everybody thinks we're going to bounce back."

Buchholz surrendered two runs in the first inning and two more in the second to put the Red Sox behind 4-0 after 1 1/2 innings. The two second-inning runs came courtesy of a two-run homer from designated hitter Joey Butler, the first of his career.

"I thought the first couple of runs [were] some freak plays," manager John Farrell said. "We challenged the play where Hanley (Ramirez) crashes into the wall. They've changed the rule on an official catch, and if there's no immediate or simultaneous collision with the wall they show a ball in the grass, it's ruled a catch. We had it as four strides before he hit the wall."

After a strong first start of the season, Buchholz has allowed 21 runs over his last 24 1/3 innings (7.77 ERA).

"You try to throw a lot of strikes, not walk guys," Buchholz said. "It seems like whenever you do make a mistake, they capitalize on it. I felt pretty good on all my pitches tonight. I gave up a couple hits that were mislocation, but I gave up a couple hits that were pitches right where I wanted."

Buchholz's next start is scheduled for Sunday in Toronto.


Red Sox's Farrell to Clay Buchholz: Do a better job mixing pitches


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell had a chat Saturday with struggling starting pitcher Clay Buchholz, who heads into his start Monday against the Rays with a 0-3 record and 8.00 ERA in his last four starts.

“He called me in there (Saturday) just to talk about where I’m at,” Buchholz said Sunday, per The Boston Herald. “We’ve had more conversations over the last two years than I did in 2013 because everything was going good for me, so there wasn’t a whole lot of guidance I needed.

“Obviously, he’s a good pitching guy, he knows a lot about pitching, but as a manager you can’t have your hand on just one part of the game. Still, whenever I need to talk to him or he needs to talk to me, he’s easy to talk to.”

Farrell told Buchholz to do a better job of mixing his pitches. 

"'If you’re going to do bad, go out there and minimize the damage as well as you can,'" Buchholz said Farrell told him. "'You’re going to have your bad starts, but hopefully the good ones outweigh the bad ones by a big margin.'"

A matchup with Rays could be what Buchholz's needs to get back on track. He is 8-6 with a 2.40 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 19 career starts against the AL East foe. The Rays are batting just .222 with a .341 slugging percentage against right-handers in 2015.


Red Sox's Larry Lucchino not ready to give up on Clay Buchholz


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Red Sox Opening Day starter Clay Buchholz saw his ERA rise to 5.76 on Tuesday against the Blue Jays after he allowed five runs (four earned) in 2 2/3 innings.

Buchholz has been all over the map with his starts this season, but despite the inconsistency, Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino remains upbeat regarding the right-hander.

“I’m actually optimistic about Buchholz and I am not known for my optimism in general,” Lucchino said, per WEEI.com. “I watched him the other night and I was amazed at the movement on his pitches. He has great stuff. Some would say that he left his pitches over the middle of the plate too often and apparently that was the case because he was hit pretty hard. I think if you just watch his pitches and you see what he can do, you wouldn’t want to give up on a player, a pitcher with that kind of talent, that kind of stuff.

“It does come down to stuff, both pitching stuff and the right stuff in your head and your body. I think he’s shown in the past that he has it and I think it would be terribly wrong to give up on Buchholz.”


Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz drops another decision Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits in 2 2/3 innings of work in Boston's 11-8 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday.

Buchholz was knocked around starting in the third inning, when he allowed the first four batters to reach base safely, leading to two runs. Then after a Jose Bautista sacrifice fly, Edwin Encarnacion smacked a single to left to bring home another run. Michael Saunders finished off Buchholz night with a single to right field to score another run before he was pulled.

Buchholz, now 1-3, ballooned his ERA to 5.76 in 25 innings of work this season. In the first month of the year, Buchholz recorded 33 strikeouts and eight walks in five starts.

He will look to get back on track Monday against the Rays.


Red Sox's Clay Buchholz strikes out 10 in no-decision vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz didn't factor into the decision Thursday, allowing just one earned run on two hits and three walks in six innings while striking out 10 in his team's 2-1 loss to the Rays.

Buchholz served up an RBI single in the second inning but was otherwise able to shut down the Rays Thursday. However, a quality start by the opposing pitcher prevented him from picking up what would have been his first win since Opening Day.

Buchholz owns a 4.84 ERA and 29:7 K:BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings but has put together three good outings in his four starts this season. He's scheduled to face the Blue Jays Tuesday.


Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz allows two runs but gets stuck with loss


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz (1-2) gave up 11 hits in six innings but only yielded two runs Saturday, suffering the loss to the Orioles.

Buchholz notched seven strikeouts in the loss.

"I went through a rough outing my last time out," Buchholz said. "I was more thinking pitch to pitch, get a ground ball, not give in -- I wasn't going to give in to anybody, regardless of bases being loaded or not. They're going to have to hit a good pitch."

Manager John Farrell said he thought Buchholz pitched with "more conviction" Saturday, and the pitcher did not disagree.

"After the last outing, the last thing I wanted ‘em to do is let them hit the ball around," he said. "I definitely didn't feel like I gave up 11 hits. I won a couple of battles, but balls just ended up falling in. But it didn't affect me like it did in New York."

Buchholz looks to even up his record Thursday in Tampa Bay.


Red Sox's Clay Buchholz apologizes for poor effort vs. Yankees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz apologized to coaches and teammates for being unable to keep his composure during a loss Sunday against the Yankees, according to the Boston Herald. Buchholz was tagged for nine runs in 3 1/3 innings.

“There’s no excuse for it,” Buchholz said. “I was pissed off and things were happening really quick, but no, there’s no excuse for that. I told the staff it wouldn’t happen again.”

Buchholz seemed to be particularly apologetic for not backing up the catcher on a bases-loaded double in the first inning and not backing up third base in the fourth inning. Buchholz said he spoke with manager John Farrell about ignorning his defensive responsibilities.

“I’m a lot better player fundamentally than that,” Buchholz said. “I just let the game get to me the way it was going. That’s my responsibility to do the little things in the game regardless of how the game’s going, and I didn’t do it. It won’t happen again.”

Buchholz will be back on the mound Saturday against the Orioles. He was encouraged by his between-starts bullpen session Wednesday, and he feels he has figured out why he struggled against the Yankees.

“I got into a predictable mix where I was throwing fastball first pitch and then going straight to offspeed,” Buchholz said. “If I could go back and do it all over again, I probably would have done a few things differently.”