Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz hospitalized with intestinal bleeding.
BOSTON –Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The move came after he was hospitalized for intestinal bleeding.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was quoted as saying that this is “a gastrointestinal situation.” “We’re hoping that we get him back at the end of the 15 days,” Valentine said.
The situation comes out of the blue as Buchholz has performed well in his last three starts including a home win last week against the Miami Marlins (although his E.R.A. was a torrid 5.53 in six innings pitched).
It was late last week that he started to feel pain. If this season seems to be a lot more aggravating than usual for the Red Sox, you will find a lot of people out there that would agree with that sentiment.
Valentine is in the news seemingly every day for something that he has done or said. The Kevin Youkilis trade was despite the rise of Will Middlebrooks something that has left a bad taste in the mouths of many fans and their starting rotation seems to always have somebody banged up.
With all of this they are still only 5.5 games behind the Yankees and at some point conventional wisdom states that the second-place Orioles will slip.
Good luck Clay and Godspeed.