Clay Buchholz May Not Miss Much Time With Favorable Red Sox Schedule Up Ahead

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Clay Buchholz May Not Miss Much Time With Favorable Red Sox Schedule Up Ahead  Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz may be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list after being injured while running the bases Saturday in San Francisco.

Heidi Watney spoke with Red Sox manager Terry Francona before the Red Sox’ series finale with the Giants on Sunday and Francona was encouraged with the status of his pitcher.

“When he was going to second, he did hyperextend his knee,” Francona explained on Red Sox GameDay Live. “I think what happened, was when he did that he hurt his hammy a little bit, his lower hamstring, which, in the grand scheme of things is good.”

Despite the setback, Francona is staying positive about a potential timetable for Buchholz to return.

“He’s got a real good range-of-motion, pretty good strength, and with the days off we have this week, we have an opportunity here to manipulate the rotation to our best interest and move him back if we need to.”

Also on the injury front, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss anywhere from three-to-eight weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his left foot. Pedroia was placed on the 15-day disabled list over the weekend and the Red Sox traded for Athletics’ utility player Eric Patterson to fill in.

Be sure to check out the video below for more from Heidi Watney along with The Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan’s reaction to the Buchholz injury.

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