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FISHKILL, N.Y. — Rest assured, Red Sox Nation. Clay Buchholz is on track to rejoin the starting rotation in the coming weeks.
Buchholz pitched in his first competitive game since June 8 on Sunday, making a minor league rehab start for the Single A Lowell Spinners against the Hudson Valley Renegades. He threw 38 pitches over two-thirds of an inning.
The All-Star righthander’s stat line was far from impressive — three runs allowed (one earned) on one hit and three walks, with one strikeout — but he made it through the outing without any discomfort in his right shoulder.
“I felt good,” Buchholz said. “My only concern was coming out here and pitching and physically I felt fine.”