Clay Buchholz was hoping he’d pitch again in 2015, but that dream might be slipping away from the Boston Red Sox right-hander.
Buchholz received a platelet-rich plasma injection for a strained right flexor tendon on July 23, and he figured he’d be back to throwing in five or six weeks. Instead, he had a follow-up appointment with Dr. James Andrews the first week of August, and the Red Sox stopped his workouts, citing a miscommunication.
Now, Buchholz will be re-evaluated on Sept. 2 to see if he can throw again.
“We’re still gathering a bunch of information, and at that point we’ll figure out where we’re at, and Clay is going to give us some feedback, and we’re going to put together a plan after that six-week period of time,” acting manager Torey Lovullo said, per MassLive’s Jen McCaffrey.
The Red Sox wanted Buchholz to start before the end of the season, too, but that could be difficult if he doesn’t begin throwing until the first week of September.
“It might be a challenge,” Lovullo said. “But that’s what we’re going to try and figure out.”
Buchholz was 7-7 with a 3.26 ERA before hitting the disabled list.
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Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz looks on from the dugout