NESN.com reports that the Boston Red Sox have placed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the disabled list with a hyperextended left knee. Reliever Alex Wilson has been brought back to take his place on the roster, but there has been no word yet on who will make the start the next time Buchholz's spot in the rotation comes up again.
The decision was made after Buchholz attempted a bullpen session earlier today, but it's a move most of us expected after another meltdown performance in his last start. Buchholz was pulled before recording an out in the 4th inning, having given up 6 runs. The poor outing was part of a disturbing trend this season that pushed his ERA to an unsightly 7.02.
The Red Sox will be more than happy to have an excuse to take Buchholz out of the rotation to give him a break and allow him to work his way back to form with some rehab appearances. Hopefully we'll see Buchholz back in the rotation later this season, but not before he has time to get himself healthy – both physically and mentally.
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