Buchholz received an MRI on his inflamed right shoulder Saturday which revealed a Grade 2 teres major strain, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. A Grade 2 strain means that there's been some tearing in Buchholz's shoulder, so his absence should be expected to be a fairly significant one. He'll receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews next week, at which point a clearer timeline could emerge.
Buchholz was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with shoulder inflammation, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Buchholz was scratched from Friday's start and said he hoped to miss only one start, but will instead take a trip to the IL. The veteran right-hander has a 6.57 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 12:6 K:BB through 24.2 innings this season, though it remains unclear how long the shoulder has been an issue. Daniel Hudson will start in his place Friday in what should be a bullpen game, but look for Thomas Pannone to rejoin the rotation in Buchholz's spot after that.
Buchholz is dealing with a lat strain but hopes to miss only one start, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Buchholz was scratched from Friday's start against the White Sox due to the issue, but early indications are that it isn't serious. The veteran right-hander's status for his next turn through the rotation should receive some additional clarity within a few days. Daniel Hudson will start for the Blue Jays on Friday in what appears to be a bullpen game.
Buchholz won't make his scheduled start Friday against the White Sox due to shoulder tightness, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports. Buchholz also battled elbow issues earlier in the season, pushing his season debut into mid-April. It's not clear whether this injury will require another trip to the injured list. Daniel Hudson will serve as the opener Friday in what appears to now be a bullpen game.
Buchholz (0-2) gave up seven runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out one through four innings, taking the loss against the Rangers on Sunday. Buchholz was knocked around, allowing two more home runs in the defeat. The 34-year-old has given up a home run in four consecutive outings. He has an 0-2 record with a 6.57 ERA and a putrid 4.4 K/9 through five starts this season. Buchholz will get his next start at home Friday against the White Sox.