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Buchholz throws in the bullpen

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 6, 2012 06:02 PM

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Clay Buchholz threw in the bullpen this afternoon. The plan is to slot him into the rotation after the All-Star break, either the first or second time around, Bobby Valentine said.

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Carl Crawford will continue his rehab assignment with Triple A Pawtucket tomorrow. He revealed that the PRP injection in his left elbow did not really help his partially torn ligament but that he has learned to throw adequately.

"It's not 100 percent healthy but I'm able to hit," he said. "The elbow, there are still some issues. I've been making some throws down in the minor leagues, good enough to hit the cutoff man. I don't know if I'll be hosing anybody out at home or anything like that. But I think it's strong enough to hit the cutoff man if I can to the ball quick enough to stop the guys from advancing."

It sounds like Crawford could need surgery come the offseason.

"Probably," he said. "I'm at a point now where I can get by with it. So I'll do that."

Jacoby Ellsbury will play for Double A Portland tonight.

Rich Hill was sent to the 60-day DL (retroactive to June 9) to make room on the 40-man roster for Pedro Ciriaco.

The Red Sox will hold a ceremony before the game to recognize David Ortiz's 400th homer.

A 75-year-old woman held up a sign during batting practice asking Derek Jeter to marry her. The Yankees captain autographed the sign and gave the woman a bat.

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