Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • NCAA FB
  • Tennis

Buchholz scratched from Monday's start with AC joint irritation

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Clay Buchholz will miss a start after sleeping on his shoulder awkwardly. (USATSI)
Clay Buchholz will miss a start after sleeping on his shoulder awkwardly. (USATSI)

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

Red Sox manager John Farrell announced on Sunday that right-hander Clay Buchholz has been scratched from Monday's start against the Phillies with irritation in his right AC joint, near the shoulder. Alfredo Aceves will get the ball instead.

Buchholz, 28, downplayed the injury, saying he could have pitched if this were September or if the game were more important. The injury originally happened when he slept on his shoulder awkwardly a few days ago. Farrell stressed the move to scratch Buchholz from his turn in the rotation was precautionary.

In 10 starts this year, Buchholz has gone 7-0 with a league-leading 1.73 ERA. He also owns career-best rates in home runs (0.2 HR/9), hits allowed (6.1 H/9) and strikeouts (9.0 K/9). Buchholz is tentatively scheduled to pitch later in the week.

Aceves, 30, has posted an 8.20 ERA in 18 2/3 innings spread across three starts and three relief appearances this season. He went 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA in four starts for Triple-A Pawtucket after being sent down last month.

With Franklin Morales expected to come off the DL on Tuesday, it seems likely Aceves will be sent down following Monday's start so the fresh arm can be added to the bullpen.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 17, 2014
MLB Power rankings 9/17 (5:47)
1 September 16, 2014
Papelbon suspended
(0:57)
2 September 16, 2014
MLB Top 10 players of the second half
(3:37)
3 September 16, 2014
Gary Sheffield talks about his career
(17:05)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now