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09/21/2011 - 9:20pm
Buchholz 'spring training sore' day after

A day after throwing a 32-pitch simulated game, Clay Buchholz said he was "sore from the first bullpen in spring training kind of sore," but was ready to executed another throwing session to Red Sox hitters either Thursday or Friday.

"I'm sore, obviously. I haven't thrown to a hitter at that effort level in 2 1/2 months," Buchholz told prior to the Red Sox' series finale against the Orioles Wednesday. "Sore today, but not back-specific, but last and things when I pitch. We'll see how it feels then and go from there. I'm not going to try and rush and do anything that would risk injury."

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said on WEEI's 'The Big Show' that the best-case scenario would allow Buchholz to pitch in a game either Sunday in New York or Monday's tilt in Baltimore. 

Buchholz warned, however, that he has some obstacles to overcome before making an appearance in real game.


09/21/2011 - 4:26pm
Two Patriots' DB's held out of practice

FOXBORO -- In addition to placing center Dan Koppen (fibula) and defensive lineman Myron Pryor (shoulder) on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday, they listed 15 players on their injury report, including defensive backs Kyle Arrington and Patrick Chung, both of whom did not practice on Wednesday. Here's the complete injury report:

Did Not Practice
CB Kyle Arrington (concussion)
S Patrick Chung (hand)
TE Aaron Hernandez (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)

Limited Participation
CB Ras-I Dowling (hip)
TE Dan Gronkowski (hamstring)
LB Gary Guyton (hamstring)
LB Jerod Mayo (thigh)
P Zoltan Mesko (left knee)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
OG Ryan Wendell (calf)

Full Participation
CB Leigh Bodden (hand)
S Josh Barrett (thumb)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)

09/21/2011 - 4:07pm
Francona: Sunday starter 'up in the air'

Making his weekly appearance on the Big Show, Terry Francona told Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley that he wasn't sure who will start for the Red Sox vs. the Yankees in the series finale at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Francona had indicated earlier in the week that Eric Bedard might start in place of John Lackey, but on Wednesday Francona indicated that Bedard's 76-pitch performance on Tuesday (his first start since September 3) will take the left-hander out of the conversation for Sunday.

"That's still up in the air," Francona said. "Eric -- a 50-pitch third inning is not an easy inning for him, especially when you are on about a 75-80 pitch limit anyway. So it's not going to be Eric. I think Eric is probably slated to pitch Tuesday. Some of this may depend on how we get through things the next couple of days. You brought up Aceves' name, that's probably a possibility although it's probably a long shot. It could be Lack, we're going to have...

09/21/2011 - 3:44pm
Lineup: Pedroia batting fifth for first time

Dustin Pedroia will bat fifth in the lineup for the first time in his career Wednesday as the struggling Red Sox look to Josh Beckett (13-5, 2.50) as they hope to knock off Tommy Hunter (3-3, 5.31) and the Orioles and end a 10-game homestand on a high note. The Sox have lost six of their first nine on the homestand, including Tuesday's 7-5 loss to Baltimore. This will be the final regular-season home game for the Sox, as they travel to New York (three games) and Baltimore (four games) to close out the season.


Ellsbury, 8

Aviles, 5

Gonzalez, 3

Ortiz, DH

Pedroia, 4

Reddick, 9

Crawford, 7

Scutaro, 6

Varitek, 2

Beckett -- SP

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09/21/2011 - 3:18pm
Francona: Buchholz could pitch Sunday

Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on The Big Show on Wednesday. The Sox manager was asked about Clay Buchholz, who threw a 32-pitch simulated game at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Buchholz has been on the disabled list since June 16 with a stress fracture in his back.

"He's a little sore, not sore in his back, but sore on his side, which we all thought," Francona said. "He's extending a little more than he has in the past. He will do this again either tomorrow or Friday, we're trying to figure out what is in his best interest."

Francona was asked when Buchholz might make his return for the Sox.

"Maybe Sunday-Monday," Francona said. "That's best-case scenario." 

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