Clay Buchholz who struggled mightily in his last start in Atlanta on Monday afternoon, was today placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hyperextended knee which was injured running the bases after Buchholz collected a hit. Speculation was rampant in numerous media outlets and on the game broadcast itself that a move would have to be made to get Buchholz right.
Buchholz issued 8 walks in Monday’s game, the most by any Red Sox starter in four seasons and three more than he had ever issued in a game. Buchholz had said after the game that his mechanics had changed since last year’s injury-riddled, though highly successful, season. “Whenever you’re hurt you try to throw a way that doesn’t hurt” said Buchholz after the game. The Red Sox made the decision to put Buchholz on the DL after a bullpen session today.
Alex Wilson, who had just been sent down Sunday to clear a spot for Brandon Workman to start the game against Tampa, returned for his third stint of the season with the major league club. While he has pitched only one scoreless inning in the majors, Wilson has a 1.42 ERA in 18 innings at Pawtucket, with 19 strikeouts.