An injury is nothing to play with, and Clay Buchholz wants to be sure he’s fully ready before making another appearance on the mound for the Red Sox.
Buchholz will not make his start Tuesday because he is still feeling stiffness in his neck and battling an issue with his AC joint after leaving in the seventh inning against the Yankees one week ago. The right-hander said that he doesn’t want to risk taking a step backward in trying to come back to the mound too quickly.
A decision about whether or not Buchholz will see time on the disabled list has not been made, but it is still possible. Hear Buchholz talk about his return timeline in the video above.