For several days, manager John Farrell has used the word “puzzling” to describe the situation with Clay Buchholz.
It has been more than six weeks since Buchholz pitched. What started out as a sore neck expected to keep the righthander out only a few days turned into a stint on the disabled list with no end in sight.
Last week, tired of schedules he couldn’t keep, Buchholz said he would let the team know when he was ready to pitch. Team doctors cleared Buchholz on Friday, but that didn’t change the situation.
Now the Sox are hoping distinguished sports orthopedist James Andrews will be able to determine what is going on. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.