View Full Version : Buchholz rehab scheduled; possible return on July 24th

06-26-2013, 03:43 PM
Why do we allow ourselves to get sucked in?

Clay Buchholz threw off a mound today for the second time since June 8. But he cut short his session after only about 18 pitches and was sent for an MRI.

Buchholz is on the disabled list with what the Red Sox have said is a sore trapezius muscle.

"When he got on the mound and started to really get into his bullpen, he still feels some restriction in that same area," manager John Farrell said.

Farrell said it was a positive that Buchholz has thrown with "some intensity" for two consecutive days. But the fact he could not complete a bullpen session is troubling.

"He's not at the point of a normal bullpen in advance of any rehab start," Farrell said. "His own words were, 'It's not ready.' "

The MRI will be to "better understand" what Buchholz is dealing with according to Farrell.

It seems surprising that Buchholz has not previously had an MRI given that he was injured two weeks ago. The righthander is 9-0 with a 1.71 earned run average. The Sox are 11-1 in the games he has started.

The Sox still believe it's a trapezius issue and not something more serious.

"By all his symptoms and what's been discovered through exam, yes," Farrell said.

Buchholz will need to throw at least two pain-free bullpen sessions before getting into a minor league game. He also could need more than one rehab game to regain his arm strength and command.

Given those requirements, Buchholz may not rejoin the rotation until after the All-Star break.Boston.com

06-26-2013, 04:49 PM
jesus christ, is this guy made of glass???

06-26-2013, 07:17 PM
You have to worry that somethings wrong with his shoulder.

If Webster pitches well in his next start I think he will get the chance to get a long look in the rotation. We badly need Lester to stop sucking. Doubront and Dempster have stepped it up, and Lackey has been great all year. Doubront actually has a better era then Lester now.

06-26-2013, 08:09 PM
I hope its not nerve related either.

06-27-2013, 08:40 AM
Any word on how he hurt his trapezius?

One time he was injured because he picked up his child...

Would love to hear how he received a sore trapezius.

06-27-2013, 12:44 PM
Scouts/GM's all things being equal with take the Clemens/Kershaw/Halladay build over the Buchholz/Guidry/Lincecum physique every time.

If Buchholz added about 14 lbs of muscle in the right places, he'd likely be much more sturdy, but that's not always possible. Buchholz grew up after he got married, which was key, but, it looks like he can't be counted on start in and out. Too bad, he was majestic this year...

Station 13
06-27-2013, 01:08 PM
Wow this guy...

Ranaudo need to really push for a August-September call up. Tazawa pushed his way to the majors after a few months in the system.

06-27-2013, 01:22 PM
Dam this kinda sucks. I wonder if this will push BC to go after another SP like PeavY :)

06-27-2013, 05:52 PM
Bursitis, so that's good news.

06-28-2013, 06:02 PM
RHP Clay Buchholz, who was shut down for a few days to rest his sore shoulder, will start playing catch again Saturday or Sunday.

"He's feeling improved," Farrell said. "This is a prescribed time period to not throw. Everything is pointing towards this weekend to initiate that."Boston.com

Station 13
06-28-2013, 11:45 PM
Dam this kinda sucks. I wonder if this will push BC to go after another SP like PeavY :)

God no, Peavy is injured again this season. He had a torn tendon that attach his shoulder to limb stitch back last year. ****ing scary.

07-01-2013, 01:04 PM
Buchholz can't catch a break. Fingers crossed he comes back from this and is healthy for the rest of the year.

07-02-2013, 06:30 PM
Clay Buchholz took another step in the throwing program the Red Sox have mapped out for him as he recovers from the shoulder injury that’s had him sidelined since June 8.

After being shut down last Thursday, Buchholz threw from 60 feet on Tuesday with no issues.

“The throwing program will be outlined to 60, 90, 120 at varying number of throws or progressive number of throws before we get him on the mound,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “We don't have a specific date that right now he would get back on the mound.”

Buchholz will travel with the team to Los Angeles this weekend when it starts its 10-game swing through the West Coast leading up to the All-Star break.

Farrell said Buchholz will be able to throw on consecutive days.

“The days off will be more light, just get your arm moving type of catch rather than a complete down day of not putting a ball in your hand," Farrell said.Boston.com

Station 13
07-03-2013, 10:28 AM
Why does he get injured every damn year?

07-08-2013, 09:48 AM
There is now an outline for Clay Buchholz that would lead to the start of a minor league rehabilitation assignment. He is scheduled to throw in the bullpen twice this week then start a minor league game on Sunday.

Buchholz, who has not pitched since June 8 because of a sore shoulder, is expected to need at least two minor league starts. So the earliest he would rejoin the Red Sox is July 24.Boston.com