Thursday, May 29, 2014

Buchholz On DL With Hyper-Extended Knee

(AP Photo)
A year ago, Clay Buchholz was the 9-0 rotation stud whose landing on the DL was a potentially devastating blow to the team. This year, he's the very dispensable 2-4, 7.02 ERA non-stud who has just landed on the 15-day DL with a "hyper-extended" knee. The first reaction is: Big deal, could anyone in AAA do any worse? Said Buchholz, "It's not an injury to my arm like it was last year... the ball is coming out of my hand I gotta get back to the basics and go from top-to-bottom with it." Regarding replacements, Brandon Workman is already spoken for—taking the spot of the previously DL'd Felix Doubront. Most had expected Allen Webster to be the logical choice to replace Buchholz, but Boston has called up reliever Alex Wilson instead. Another roster move may be imminent prior to what would have been Buchholz's next scheduled start on Saturday.