Clay Buchholz Battled Frustration While Not Being Able to Pitch, Didn’t Want to Hurt Team by Returning Early (Video)


Clay Buchholz missed three months of the season battling neck and arm injuries, but the right-hander proved he was worth the wait when he returned to his team on Sept. 10.

While it was hard for the Fenway Faithful and his teammates to go without their ace for such a large chunk of the year, Buchholz wasn’t going to rush back if it meant hurting the team. Buchholz sat down with Peter Gammons to talk about how hard it was for him to sit and watch from the sidelines, even if he knew it was the right thing to do. The Red Sox now have one of their best pitchers back and healthy as they prepare for a deep postseason run.

Check out what else Buchholz had to say in the above video.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

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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