The strain in the lower back that Boston?s pitcher Clay Buchholz sustained in the fortnight of June is now diagnosed to be a stress facture. This will keep him out of the game for the remainder of the MLB season. Now it has become apparent that Boston will have to dig deep at the trade deadline to find a suitable starting pitcher to replace Buchholz. The bullpen session undergone by Buchholz revealed his inability to pitch the ball as he was having discomfort while throwing the ball. Buchholz will be going to seek the help of renowned back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins. So far, the Boston red Sox managed has maintained a tight lip of this entire injury episode to Buchholz.
Boston?s manager Terry Francona said that they will wait for the report of Buchholz after consulting Dr. Watkins and will not be immediately seeking replacement for their starting pitcher. Carl Buchholz had signed for a 4 year extension with the Red Sox team earlier this season for a whopping amount of $30.5 million. He had a career high of 28 starts last season, but it will be difficult for him to break that record this season as he is right now injured. The management of the Red Sox team is waiting for the diagnose report according to their manager Francona.
The manager is quick to admit that there is serious problem with the pitcher after his short stint in the bullpen session. The team will be sitting at loggerheads to handle this situation and once a decision is made by the management in the meeting, the details will be announced to the general public. Right now only speculations as to what Boston Red Sox team will be doing are the talking point throughout the MLB league. But insiders close to Red Sox management are hinting at an immediate replacement for Carl Buchholz as they are nearing the playoff stages in this MLB season.
The stress facture injury to star pitcher Buchholz has really put a dent to the chances of the Boston red Sox team making a strong statement in this year?s MLB season. The team will have to show more grit and fighting capacities to overcome the shortfall of missing their best starting pitcher. Many pundits are of the opinion that it is better for Buchholz to skip the remainder of the season and completely rehab himself and be ready fore the next season as this will not put his MLB career in jeopardy.