Clay Buchholz

#21 SP / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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    • Buchholz (forearm) said he expects to be ready to pitch in spring training, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Buchholz, who is a free agent after the season, will start a throwing program in October. He has been sidelined since April after having surgery to repair a partial tear in the right flexor pronator mass of his right elbow.

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    • Buchholz (forearm) said Wednesday that he's hopeful to resume pitching for the Phillies in September, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports. Buchholz was diagnosed with a partial tear in the right flexor pronator mass of his right elbow after departing early in his second start of the season on April 11 and is in the initial phase of the rehab process after requiring surgery a week ago. The Phillies outlined a four-to-six-month recovery timetable for Buchholz, but even if he meets the short end of that window, it's unclear if the team would be eager in getting him back on the mound. Buchholz is bound for free agency in the offseason, so if the Phillies are out of playoff contention once September arrives, there would be little benefit in having a 32-year-old with no future in the organization taking away innings from more promising young pitchers.

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    • Phillies' Clay Buchholz: Transferred to 60-day DL
      By RotoWire Staff

      Buchholz was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday. The Phillies needed to clear room on the 40-man roster for new acquisition Ty Kelly and Buchholz was the likely candidate to be removed. The righty underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm Tuesday and will need 4-6 months of recovery.

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    • Phillies' Clay Buchholz: Placed on 10-day DL
      By RotoWire Staff

      Buchholz underwent successful surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm Tuesday and was placed on the 10-day DL. Buchholz will need 4-to-6 months to recover from the surgery, which was performed by Dr. James Andrews, meaning he may not return to game action prior to becoming a free agent after this season. Zach Eflin was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move and will start Tuesday against the Mets.

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    • Phillies' Clay Buchholz: Set for surgery Tuesday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Buchholz (forearm) will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a tear of the flexor pronator mass and is expected to require a three-to-five month recovery timetable, Jared Carrabis of CSN New England reports. The right-hander recently visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on the forearm injury, and it was quickly determined that Buchholz would require surgery to address the issue. His timetable will keep him sidelined through at least the All-Star break, and if he experiences any setbacks in his recovery, the Phillies may not get him back on the mound until September, if at all. The extended absence coupled with Buchholz's mediocre production both last season and in his first two starts with the Phillies in 2017 makes him a drop candidate in just about every format. The Phillies will likely officially place Buchholz on the 10- or 60-day disabled list later Tuesday, when the team recalls Zach Eflin from the minors to take Buchholz's spot in the rotation.

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