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Red Sox place Buchholz on DL

Posted on: June 19, 2011 1:42 pm
Edited on: June 19, 2011 1:43 pm
By Matt Snyder

Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has been placed on the 15-day disabled list -- retroactive to June 17 -- with a lower back strain, the club announced Sunday afternoon. Buchholz left his start this past Thursday after only five innings with discomfort in his back, and it apparently hasn't improved enough to avoid the DL-stint. Andrew Miller will be activated in his place and start Monday night.

Buchholz, 26, is 6-3 with a 3.48 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 14 starts this season. He's settled in after a rocky start, though, as he's 5-0 with a 2.59 ERA since the beginning of May. Last season Buchholz was 17-7 with a 2.33 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, numbers that helped him finish sixth in AL Cy Young voting.

Miller, 26, was once one of the most highly-touted prospects in baseball, but has since seen a significant fall from grace. He was the sixth overall pick in the 2006 draft, but has a career 5.84 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in parts of five big-league seasons. He has been solid for Triple-A Pawtucket this season, however, with a 2.47 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. He's also struck out 61 hitters in 65 2/3 innings.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:01 am
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Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:38 pm

Red Sox place Buchholz on DL

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Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 1:49 am

Red Sox place Buchholz on DL

Red Sox can afford to play it safe... playing super ball right now. Back and groin injuries can be very nagging injuries, so better to put Buchholz on DL now and give him time to heal. Michael Bowden was brought back recently, so SP remains a constant. Wish Lackey could get untracked; very disappointing season so far. Bullpen is still a plus, scoring runs in bunches, homers starting to pick up. Would like to see one of the young OFers blossom, like Kalish, Reddick or Nava. Drew is starting to look old. Big Papi looks like his old self, though, and the Sox are flexing the muscle in the AL East.

Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2011 10:28 pm

Red Sox place Buchholz on DL

Clay Buchholz has successfully come back from back strains before.  The Red Sox tend to err on the side of caution early in the regular season.  With Wakefield, Miller, and possible Michael Bowden to fill in, there will be adequate coverage for the 15 days.  He will miss at least two starts, but the Sox have a couple days off in this stretch, so it may be only two starts he misses.

I am still concerned though!


Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: June 19, 2011 8:06 pm

Red Sox place Buchholz on DL

This isn't good we are starting to get into the heart of the season and this little imjurys are starting to creep up lets just hope they don't hurt us in the run.

We do have one f the better Farm Systems in the Majors which helps but you really don't like to see guys Buchholz and Crawford go onto the 15 Day.

Since: Jul 14, 2010
Posted on: June 19, 2011 6:42 pm


The amazing Mr Wakefield, the super offense, the patient and intelligent front office -- these are all very good things when dealing with nagging injuries. The Red Sox don't have to act like a "Long Suffering" organization any more and they indeed don't act like one at all.  Life is good in Boston...
Buchholz will be back and he will be fine

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: June 19, 2011 3:45 pm

Red Sox place Buchholz on DL

I'm a little worried,,,clay had this problem last year and he had the whole winter off,,,i can't see how 15 days is going to help

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