(BOSTON, Mass.) — Clay Buchholz suffered another setback in his pursuit of returning to the Boston Red Sox rotation. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Thursday that the right-hander’s scheduled bullpen session was scratched due to lingering soreness in his right shoulder.
Buchholz will be re-examined on Friday by team orthopedist Peter Asnis.
“We have every intention and hope and outlook that he will resume pitching this season,” Farrell said Thursday, when the Red Sox held a voluntary workout. “I wish I could give you an exact date, to be honest with you. And Clay would, too.”
Buchholz last had an MRI on his shoulder on June 27 and has only pitched twice since May 22. He was selected and went to the all-star game in New York but did not pick up a ball.
Farrell stated that Buchholz is not scheduled for another MRI.
Buchholz is 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA in 12 starts.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN