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AL East Notes: Buchholz, Red Sox, Dombrowski, Pearce, Rays, Jays

Clay Buchholz may be in his final days as a member of the Red Sox, writes Rob Bradford of Teams have inquired with the Red Sox about the struggling right-hander, Bradford reports, and his sparse usage as of late has the pitcher himself pondering his future with the club. “…I feel like the guys they’re rolling out there, I don’t have a spot. I’m the odd man out...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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"The Decade Of Clay" Is Likely to Be Ending Very Soon

(Getty Images)He was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 2005 MLB Draft—pick number 42 overall. And now, sadly, Clay Buchholz has been relegated to "mop-up" duty in blow-out games against crappy opponents (like last night's ninth inning appearance with Boston up 13-2). And it seems that even Clay himself is resigned to the likelihood that he will be dealt soon...
Via FenwayNation
11 hours ago

Wake Up With Wilbur: Buchholz Saga Continues   On today’s Wake Up With Wilbur, columnist Eric Wilbur talks about the downfall of pitcher Clay Buchholz and if trading him is an option for the Red Sox. The Seaport District through the years The post Wake Up With Wilbur: Buchholz Saga Continues appeared...
13 hours ago

John Farrell: Clay Buchholz 'in difficult spot' with Red Sox

BOSTON — Clay Buchholz’s current situation isn’t a secret around Fenway Park. The veteran right-hander, who’s been with the Red Sox for all 10 seasons of his career, knows he could be a trade candidate before Major League Baseball’s Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline. And Red Sox manager John Farrell was pretty open Thursday about the conundrum the team has found itself...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Back To Bullpen, O'Sullivan Starts Friday

In our recent FenwayNation Poll on the subject, only 8% wanted to send Clay Buchholz back to the bullpen. Nevertheless, that's just where he's headed. The team announced the move, simultaneous with the naming of Sean O'Sullivan to start Friday's game in place of Buchholz. This is the second trip to the 'pen for the benighted Texan, who carries a 3-9 record with an abysmal 5.91 ERA...
Via FenwayNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz moved back to Red Sox's bullpen

After a lackluster return to the Boston Red Sox’s rotation, Clay Buchholz once again is bound for the bullpen. Buchholz will be shifted back into a relief role for Boston’s final five games before the Major League Baseball All-Star break, manager John Farrell told reporters after Monday’s 12-5 win over the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Farrell also announced right-hander...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

FenwayNation POLL: Plurality Favor Releasing Buchholz

A heavily-voted FenwayNation Poll shows that a plurality of readers (42%) favor out-right releasing bedeviled pitcher Clay Buchholz, while just about one-third (32%) prefer trading the tall Texas righty. About one voter in seven (14%) think sending Buchholz to AAA Pawtucket, while almost one in ten (8%) think the bullpen is the best spot for Clay. Amazingly, 4% think Buchholz should...
Via FenwayNation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Counting On Clay Buchholz To Take Load Off Bullpen In Key Start

The Boston Red Sox need Clay Buchholz to step up to the challenge Sunday. The right-hander will take the mound for the team’s series finale against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, and with Boston’s bullpen getting heavy use in the previous two games, manager John Farrell is counting on Buchholz to work “as deep as he can” into Sunday’s outing. “We’re going to...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz breaks silence about bullpen 'demotion'

Clay Buchholz initially was not keen on discussing his move from the Red Sox’s rotation to Boston’s bullpen. But four days after becoming a full-time reliever for the first time in his MLB career, the right-hander finally was ready to speak at length about his new role. “I took a couple of days after the move,” Buchholz told’s Rob Bradford before Tuesday night’s...
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz thought he was traded after being pulled early

Clay Buchholz didn’t have his best stuff Monday night against the Oakland Athletics. He allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two in five innings but picked up his second win of the season thanks to Boston’s offense. The Red Sox routed the A’s 14-7. Buchholz was at 87 pitches when manager John Farrell pulled him after five innings. “I didn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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