Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

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    Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

    By Dan Duggan/Boston Herald

    Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed that pitcher Clay Buchholz is dealing with a stress fracture in his back, but said the right-hander has not been ruled out for the season.

    Francona said Buchholz will need to clear a progressive set of hurdles in a five-step rehabilitation program before he can pitch again. There is no timetable on when Buchholz could do so, though Francona made it clear that the injury is not career-threatening.

    Francona said Buchholz had an existing stress reaction before he suffered a muscular strain in his lower back in June. Buchholz was feeling better when he threw a side session in the bullpen last Monday, but he didn’t recover as well as the Sox had hoped. That led him to visit Dr. Thomas Watkins yesterday in Los Angeles, where the diagnosis of a stress fracture was confirmed.

     The Sox kept the news of Buchholz’ setback under wraps last week because they didn’t want to hurt their leverage in trade talks before Sunday’s non-waiver deadline. The Sox were able to land starter Erik Bedard from Seattle at the deadline, and the left-hander will make his debut on Thursday.
     
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    Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

    ...before season ends, and then he says it isn't career threatening? The way this is sounding I'll be happy as long as I see Buch in 2012.
     
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    Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

    No shot he makes it back this season.
     
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    In Response to Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends:
    [QUOTE]No shot he makes it back this season.
    Posted by -TheBabe--------[/QUOTE]

    Hey good buddy, I'm back. Let's go get them together. It is great to see you on here. Long time no see. Where is Frankie?
     
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    Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

    In Response to Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends : Hey good buddy, I'm back. Let's go get them together. It is great to see you on here. Long time no see. Where is Frankie?
    Posted by MarstanJr[/QUOTE]

    Wat is this, some kind of a Coup?? Babe dont follow up this clown
     
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    [QUOTE]...before season ends, and then he says it isn't career threatening? The way this is sounding I'll be happy as long as I see Buch in 2012.
    Posted by NUSoxFan[/QUOTE]

    I would be surprised to see him pitch again this season.  I suppose it is possible for him to join the bullpen during the playoffs, if he does indeed return. 
     
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    Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

    I am still positive that he returns late September but I also still like our chances without him.  Everyone says Lackey or Bedard is now the key.  Not sure about that.  Beckett and Lester are the keys - Beckett has been great so we just need Lester to step it up just a little bit........
     
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    [QUOTE]I am still positive that he returns late September but I also still like our chances without him.  Everyone says Lackey or Bedard is now the key.  Not sure about that.  Beckett and Lester are the keys - Beckett has been great so we just need Lester to step it up just a little bit........
    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]

    Still need a good #3 A-Mitch.
     
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    [QUOTE]I am still positive that he returns late September but I also still like our chances without him.  Everyone says Lackey or Bedard is now the key.  Not sure about that.  Beckett and Lester are the keys - Beckett has been great so we just need Lester to step it up just a little bit........

    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]

    No chance....next time you see him pitch will be in Spring Training.

     
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    Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

    During last nights pre game,  Dr Gill said he is 100% sure Buckholtz will be medically cleared, he just questioned if he would be 100% baseball ready, after not pitching since June 16th. he would not have to oppurtunity to rehab in pawtucket, since they end their season in early september. Bucholtz said he would be willing to do a rehab stint in Florida and pitch out of the bullpen if he can't start. Francona said they sent him to 3 specialist to make sure they all concurred on the diagnosis,  surgery was not necessary and the best course of treatment.
     
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    Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

    I hate to be a downer but is Clay's "injury" another example of an out of shape Sox player who carry too much weight??? The kid was a stick but the pounds he packed on seemed excessive...how many back strains and muscle pulls before we start demanding our players look like athletes and train accordingly...especially during spring training?????
     
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    [QUOTE]I hate to be a downer but is Clay's "injury" another example of an out of shape Sox player who carry too much weight??? The kid was a stick but the pounds he packed on seemed excessive...how many back strains and muscle pulls before we start demanding our players look like athletes and train accordingly...especially during spring training?????
    Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]

    G- I hate to be a downer as well.  And we rarely are (except when you are b*&ching about Tito Tongue out).  But I agree.  Have we not all learned something from the saga of Josh Beckett?  C'mon boys.  You don't have to do anything for 4 months out of the year.  Hows about some yoga/pilates and an athlete's diet?  You can still have sex with hot women, hunt, fish and generally have a blast.  Just get in shape!
     
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    exactly Space....with all the high tech new-wave Theo babseball logorythms in place dictating baseball policy, you would think being in excellent shape for the long hual would be of primary concern...this is discouraging to see this happen to such a young guy
     
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    Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

    The Diamonds didn't have a 3rd starter and they had no bull pen.

    And what about the Angels rotation in 2002 - not very impressive and yet they also cut through the "mighty" yankees like a knife through hot butter

    It can be done

    Right now though, I am getting a feeling that Bedard just may surprise us and that Buck will be cleared to pitch at the end of September.  We may actually end up with too much pitching.
     
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    In Response to Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends : To be fair it wasn't his weight. He fractured it lifting a bunch of laptops from the red flop's computer room.
    Posted by -The--Babe----------------[/QUOTE]

    hahaha.  you are nothing if not consistent babe.
     
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    Re: Tito: Buchholz could return before season ends

    What a coinidence.  Bedard is signed and now Buckholz thinks he may be able to return. 
     

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