The Red Sox placed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 9.
Buchholz has not pitched since he left a start on June 8 with neck stiffness. He has a sore trapezius muscle.
The Red Sox need a starter for Saturday’s game in Detroit. Earlier Tuesday, manager John Farrell said the team narrowed in on two candidates as potential fill-ins: Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster. Webster is likely to be the choice as De La Rosa is not eligible to return unless he replaces a player going on the disabled list.
Buchholz needed to throw a successful bullpen session on Tuesday if he was going to start on Saturday. Farrell said the team would monitor his throws to determine his availability.
“For [Buchholz] to be able to make that start, he would need to bullpen today, Thursday, and then start Saturday,” Farrell said earlier. “If the bullpen can not be executed today, then we will make a move.”
Buchholz threw some pitches in the bullpen before Tuesday night’s game. The announcement was made in the bottom of the first inning.
In other roster moves, backup catcher David Ross was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
Catcher Ryan Lavarnaway and righthanded pitcher Alex Wilson were called up and are available to play Tuesday night.