Buchholz not coming back anytime soon

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    Buchholz not coming back anytime soon

    This isn't good news.From Boston.com:

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, how the Red Sox proceed could be influenced by the growing evidence that Clay Buchholz will not be ready to pitch any time soon.

    The righthander, out since June 17 with a muscle strain in his lower back, didn’t even respond positively when asked whether he would return this season.

    “I mean, I think we’re doing everything we can to get to that point,” he said. “It’s tough on me. Just for that fact that I thought it was going to be 15-day stint [on the disabled list] and it would be over and done with and it hasn’t been that..

    Buchholz traveled to North Carolina on July 6 to examined by a specialist, Dr. Craig Brigham. He received an injection of anti-inflammatory drugs that day. At the time, he said he hoped to start throwing off a mound within a week.

    Ten days later, he’s not close to that. Buchholz played catch at 50-percent effort on Thursday and Friday and today had a large bag of ice wrapped around his back.

    “I’m kind of sore,” he said. “But it’s not bad.”

    Buchholz is making progress, saying his back feels better now than it did a week ago. But there are no plans for him to take the mound.

    "I don’t think there’s really a timeline. Just from the doctors that I’ve seen, it’s basically going to be a feel thing,” he said. “When it feels all right to go, that’s when I’ll do it. It’s something I don’t think I can rush into or try to do more than I can.

    "It’s a muscle in my back and until it feels better I don’t think I’ll be able to really get off the mound.”

    Buchholz pitched well when he was healthy, going 6-3 with a 3.48 ERA.

    “I want to be pitching. I want to help the team any way I can. Me going out there not 100 percent and not 80 percent, I don’t think it’s going to help the team. If I rush back into it, it’ll be something that’ll be here for the rest of the season and I don’t want that,” he said.

    “I’d rather be ready to pitch at 100 percent. I feel like that’s the way I can help this team.”

    Said Francona: “I don’t know if that has to be the case. I just think he has to be able to go out and be able to pitch every five days and have it not get in the way. Again, just try and use good judgment. I don’t know that anybody is 100 percent at this time of the year.”

    Once Buchholz does return to the mound, it could take as long as three weeks before he is ready to pitch in a major league game. He will need a throwing program to regain arm strength followed by a minor league rehabilitation assignment.

    So if he got on the mound in a week, the earliest he would return is mid-August.

     
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     Said Francona: “I don’t know if that has to be the case. I just think he has to be able to go out and be able to pitch every five days and have it not get in the way. Again, just try and use good judgment. I don’t know that anybody is 100 percent at this time of the year.

      Uh Oh !! Is it me or did Tito, the Player's Friend, just toss Clay under the Bus ??
     
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    In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon:
    [QUOTE]  Said Francona: “I don’t know if that has to be the case. I just think he has to be able to go out and be able to pitch every five days and have it not get in the way. Again, just try and use good judgment. I don’t know that anybody is 100 percent at this time of the year.   Uh Oh !! Is it me or did Tito, the Player's Friend, just toss Clay under the Bus ??
    Posted by ALaGatorAL[/QUOTE]

    Yep, it's just you.
     
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    In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon : Yep, it's just you.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]


      LOL
     
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    No way to spin a positive out of this one.  This is not good. 
     
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    Dr. Sarno would say: fuhgeddaboutit and pitch (he's sold millions of books on the subject of back pain, he believes that most back pain is psychosomatic)
     
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    Doesn't sound good for the red flops.
     
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    Only 30 something posts babe? I see you've been banned again, and found your way back.
     
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    In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon:
    [QUOTE]Doesn't sound good for the red flops.
    Posted by The--Babe--[/QUOTE]

    do you mean the 1st place Boston Red Sox Babe????? Lackey did ok today didn't he huh babe?
     
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    Sox need to acquire another arm now - a starter is prefered....I'd love Jonathan Sanchez

    PS - Machine Head is one of the greatest releases of all time

     
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    Time to ship Clay to API for some R and R. Maybe Bellsbury will get jealous and decide to join him there, along with Jed.
     
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    [QUOTE]Time to ship Clay to API for some R and R. Maybe Bellsbury will get jealous and decide to join him there, along with Jed.
    Posted by bettersoftthanlaw[/QUOTE]

    Well, it's pretty obvious sticking around isn't helping him.  Did you notice that he wanted a second opinion?  I believe all five starters from opening day have had physical issues this season.  Even Beckett, who hasn't officially missed a start, has to be babied. 
     
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    At his age it takes a while to recover from imaginary injury's.

     
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    In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon : do you mean the 1st place Boston Red Sox Babe????? Lackey did ok today didn't he huh babe?

    Posted by Hammah29r2[/QUOTE]

    Yup,lackey did ok today. But he's very inconsistent. Do you want him sliding into the 3rd starter spot if buch is out for extended time?....for the year? Not to mention he's your #2 right now with lester out.

    And get back to me when you get a trophy for being in first in mid July. 

     
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    Doesn't matter who pitches when you are the best offense in the league.   Bring up some more AAA meat and lets go beat up on another starter.    
     
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    [QUOTE]Doesn't matter who pitches when you are the best offense in the league.   Bring up some more AAA meat and lets go beat up on another starter.    
    Posted by soxmeister[/QUOTE]

    Lavarnway says hes ready..
     
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    [QUOTE]Doesn't matter who pitches when you are the best offense in the league.   Bring up some more AAA meat and lets go beat up on another starter.    
    Posted by soxmeister[/QUOTE]

    AAA meat???
    Now that's f'n funny!
     
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    Losing Buch hurts. Hopefully he can be ready going down the stretch and into the playoffs. That's when we'll really need him. I really don't feature the idea of facing the Phillies or Giants with a rotation of Beckett Lester Lackey and Miller.
     
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    [QUOTE]Losing Buch hurts. Hopefully he can be ready going down the stretch and into the playoffs. That's when we'll really need him. I really don't feature the idea of facing the Phillies or Giants with a rotation of Beckett Lester Lackey and Miller.

    Posted by carnie[/QUOTE]

    Chances are if that's your rotation you won't have to worry about facing philly or sf.

     
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    In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon : Chances are if that's your rotation you won't have to worry about facing philly or sf.
    Posted by The--Babe--[/QUOTE]It still looks better than the Yanks rotation of CC and nobody.
     
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    In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon:
    [QUOTE]MLBPA and Red Sox are now on the same page. Being cautious is working.
    Posted by billbyboy[/QUOTE]

    Can we expect another lengthy disertation on Buch, 2nd opinions, agents, and "improving" his arb and future FA value?

    Lord, I hope not.

     
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    If you study Buch's pitching motion, it's no wonder he has back issues.
    That's why I was a bit surprised Theo extended him.
     
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    In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Buchholz not coming back anytime soon : It still looks better than the Yanks rotation of CC and nobody.

    Posted by carnie[/QUOTE]

    Looks can be deceiving, especially through red flops colored glasses.. The Yanks starters have an ERA almost a 1/2 a run better than the sawx, more complete games 3-1, more innings pitched despite playing one less game, more strikeouts in one less game and less walks. Yankee starters have hit 20 batters while sawx starters have hit the most in the league by far at 42 (next highest is 26, don't want to hear you guys complain about your guys getting hit anymore). The Yanks starters also have a marginally better WHIP 1.28 vs 1.30.

     
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