Theo Epstein, Clay Buchholz to Come Up With Plan of Action Regarding Injury, But Uncertainty Contributed to Erik Bedard Trade


Clay Buchholz hasn't pitched since June 16 because of a lingering back injury, which has forced him to see multiple specialists, including one on Monday. While general manager Theo Epstein said there's no official word yet on the right-hander's future, he did say that the uncertainty factored into his decision to trade for starting pitching.

Epstein said that he will talk with Buchholz in order to come up with a plan of action regarding the injury going forward. He's pleased that the team was able to add a starter prior to Sunday's trade deadline, though, because it will give them added depth.

In fact, Epstein said that the trade deadline would have been considered a failure if the Sox had been unable to obtain starting pitching help.

To hear what else Epstein had to say about Buchholz's injury and the Erik Bedard trade, check out the video above.

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Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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