Monday, June 17, 2013

Clay Buchholz May Be Headed To The DL Soon

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
The lingering neck issue that has pushed back two Clay Buchholz starts may soon have an even bigger effect on the team. Word is that Buchholz is likely to go on the disabled list with "discomfort" in his trapezius muscle. So, he won't pitch on Tuesday as originally hoped and—if he avoids the DL—won't start until next Saturday. So, the best starting pitcher on the team has been out of action for at least three starts. It's not surprising that the lead in the division is shrinking fast—and all the teams seem to be clustering together again. Even the once-pathetic Blue Jays have won five in a row and are just 8.5 back of Boston. Beyond Buchholz, there is really no "sure thing" anymore. Ironically, John Lackey may be the closest thing we have to a legit #2 starter.