Clay Buchholz, who was scheduled to start Monday night’s game before being skipped because of pain in his AC joint, had a lengthy throwing session in the outfield before batting practice.
Buchholz made some pitches from the windup, did some long tosses, and finished with a few more pitches that he let go at full speed.
“Felt fine, better as I went along,” Buchholz said. “It’s not going to be a problem.”
The Red Sox have not scheduled a day for Buchholz to pitch. But manager John Farrell said it would not be before Thursday. Buchholz’s next step would be to throw from a mound in the bullpen.
“We don’t anticipate this being more than a couple of days extended before he’s back on the mound for us,” Farrell said. “A positive day for him.”
• The teams will wear special Memorial Day caps and jerseys. The caps feature US Marine Corps digital military camouflage. All proceeds from sales of the caps and jerseys will be donated to Welcome Back Veterans.
The Red Sox will have in-game and pre-game military tributes, including honoring veterans within the Sox organization. There will be a moment of silence before the game.
• Pedro Martinez is at Fenway today and was in uniform for batting practice.
• Ryan Dempster has allowed 15 runs on 20 hits and 11 walks over 12.2 innings in his last three starts. He takes the mound again Tuesday.
“It’s basically keeping the ball down,” he said. “I’ve got to stop leaving it high and I’ve been making the adjustments.”
Farrell was a bit more expansive on the topic.
“He hasn’t not only worked downhill, it’s taken away from the shape and execution of his secondary pitches,” the manager said. “When he was right or when he was throwing well, he’d be able to got that slider [or] cutter at any time in the count, particularly 3-2, for a number of strikeouts. It shows that he’s been pushing the ball.”