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Clay Buchholz, an Opening Day primer

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Red Sox manager John Farrell prefers to take a head count of healthy bodies before he announces his choice of starting pitcher for Opening Day. That’s why there has been no official acknowledgment that Clay Buchholz will draw that assignment April 6 in Philadelphia, even though Farrell set up his rotation at the start of spring training with Buchholz in mind and has not deviated from that schedule. Buchholz was still standing at the end of his latest spring exercise, Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee that came to a premature end in the seventh inning...
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Observations from Red Sox’ 4-2 rain-shortened loss in Disney: Mookie Betts (HR) shines, Clay Buchholz (12 hits) spotty

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The stormy weather that ended Friday’s game here at Disney was appropriate because the day for the Red Sox featured the thunder and lightning of Mookie Betts and bleak results from Clay Buchholz in a 4-2 loss to the Braves at Champion Stadium. Betts registered his first two walks of […]
Boston Herald Mar 20, 2015
Vital trip to mechanic

Vital trip to mechanic

FORT MYERS — Eight years since his MLB debut, Clay Buchholz still hasn’t made 30 starts or thrown 200 innings in a season. To think he will suddenly do so now, at age 30, would be more than a bit naive.As Bill Belichick might say, Buchholz is what he is.
Fenway Nation Mar 18, 2015

How Should We Read The Last Buchholz Start?

Clay Buchholz has—on balance—had a pretty good Spring. He's pitched ten innings, given up nine hits and delivered a 1.80 ERA. He's walked only two and struck out twelve. All this in the midst of the great We Don't Have A Number One Starter controversy. And yet, in yesterday's outing there were some troubling signs. Granted, he struck out six batters in just two innings—but he also gave up a lot of "hard contact"with a fastball that seemed to top-out in the high 80s. He gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits. So, what does all this mean? While Clay's history of breakdown could...
Another Solid Outing for Clay Buchholz Against Braves

Another Solid Outing for Clay Buchholz Against Braves

After several days of nothing but bad news related to the Red Sox starting rotation, Clay Buchholz had another decent start Tuesday as his solid spring continues.
Over the Monster Mar 17, 2015

Red Sox vs. Braves: A strange "stopper" opportunity for Clay Buchholz

Clay Buchholz can play the stopper today. Not for his team, but for his rotation. The Red Sox do not have an ace, but Clay Buchholz probably has about as good a shot as any other pitcher on the staff of claiming that title. Tuesday he'll have a chance to play the part of "stopper" not for the team, which came back to win Monday's game against the Mets, but for a rotation that has seen very little go right these past few days. Miley, Masterson, and Kelly have all been knocked around, with Kelly having an injury scare mixed in. The spring started with an encouraging pair of weeks for the...
The Republican Mar 12, 2015
Boston Red Sox injury news: Clay Buchholz feels 'comfortable' after 1st appearance (video)

Boston Red Sox injury news: Clay Buchholz feels 'comfortable' after 1st appearance (video)

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is expected to be the anchor of a new-look rotation, and he's pleased with what he's been able to do so far this season.
Boston Herald Mar 12, 2015
Borges: Clay Buchholz's season could fit to a ‘T’

Borges: Clay Buchholz's season could fit to a ‘T’

FORT MYERS — Some mornings all five of them sit in a row along one side of the clubhouse at JetBlue Park, each wearing the same gray T-shirt design with three words across the back underneath his last name.“He’s the ACE,” each says below the printed names Buchholz, Porcello, Miley, Masterson and Kelly. The shirts make light of a brewing controversy, a gray cloud on the horizon of what management hopes will be another comeback season in the mold of the turnaround between 2012 and ’13, when the Sox went from last to first.

Sox saving $13.2 million on rotation

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The projected Red Sox starting rotation will collectively be paid $38,519,667 in salary in 2015, a decrease of more than $13.2 million, or nearly 26 percent, from their starting five in 2014. Here are the salaries of the Sox starting rotation in 2015, in descending order: Rick Porcello, $12.5 million Clay Buchholz, $12.25 million Justin Masterson, $9.5 million Wade Miley, $3,666,667 Joe Kelly, $603,000 Porcello, who is one year away from free agency, signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox for $12.
Boston Herald Mar 8, 2015

Buchholz: Clay Buchholz says bucks stop here

FORT MYERS — Clay Buchholz is brimming with optimism this season. From his frequent proclamations of good health to his three shutout innings in the Red Sox’ 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins yesterday at JetBlue Park, the 30-year-old right-hander wants you to believe he’s ready for the kind of bust-out season he had back in 2010, when he won 17 games.
Fenway Nation Mar 7, 2015
Buchholz And Swihart Shine In First Spring Victories

Buchholz And Swihart Shine In First Spring Victories

(AP Photo)Maybe he's taking this "I'm The Ace" thing seriously. Clay Buchholz pitched three dominant innings today—no-hitting the Twins in a 4-2 Red Sox win. Of the nine outs he recorded, four were strikeouts. Andover High School grad Ryan Hanigan caught Buchholz and had the following assessment, "Down in the zone. All his pitches were working. We used all four quite a bit. Good mix. He threw a lot of close pitches, too, that were right around the plate. Even his misses were quality. He was solid." In the other split-squad game (a 7-6 Boston win), Blake Swihart justified his ranking as the...
Full Count | WEEI Mar 7, 2015

Observations on Games 4 and 5: Buchholz shines, Mookie mashes, Rodriguez sharp

FORT MYERS, Fla. ‘€“ Observations from the Red Sox‘ 4-2 win over the Twins at JetBlue Park ‘€¦ BUCHHOLZ IN CONTROL: The story of this one was undoubtedly Clay Buchholz. The right-hander allowed a leadoff walk and nothing thereafter, striking out four in three hitless innings. His fastball opened at 91-92 mph, he kept the […]
The Republican Mar 7, 2015
Red Sox spring training: Seek first win in split-squad games; Clay Buchholz to make second start

Red Sox spring training: Seek first win in split-squad games; Clay Buchholz to make second start

The Red Sox have a split-squad series today against Baltimore and Minnesota.

Buchholz sends message with 'Ace' T-shirts

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With T-shirts of his own creation, Clay Buchholz made a fashion statement in the Red Sox clubhouse Thursday afternoon, one that will be modeled by the five members of the team’s reconstructed starting rotation. Buchholz placed a blue T-shirt in each starter’s locker that bore the inscription “He’s the ace” on the front and the pitcher’s name on the back. He also had another T-shirt made up, a gray one, that said, “I’m the ace” and will be worn by that game’s pitcher.
The Republican Mar 5, 2015

Clay Buchholz made 'He's the ace' t-shirts for five Red Sox starters

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Red Sox haven't even begun their Grapefruit League schedule yet but the near daily questions of who will be the ace of this staff are getting a little tiresome. Clay Buchholz decided to have a...

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