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Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz walked off the mound in the seventh inning with an apparent injury.


The Sox have announced Buchholz was experiencing tightness in his neck after taking the second game of the doubleheader 7-2.

It's not clear if the injury occurred on the field or if it's related to the collarbone issues Buchholz was experiencing last week.

In the fourth inning Buchholz misplayed a chopper from the Angel's Alberto Callaspo and took a tumble as he applied the tag at first. Later in the game Buchholz attempted to field a hard grounder from Howie Kendrick and had the ball bounce off his glove hand. Trainers were seen looking at his hand later in the Sox dugout.

With two outs in the seventh, manager John Farrell and a team trainer came to the mound. After a brief discussion, Buchholz walked off and was replaced by Craig Breslow.

After the game Buchholz said,"It was just a little nagging there for a couple innings. That was right after that ball that hit off my glove I threw it to first base and that's when it sort of tightened up a little bit."

Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team will err on the side of caution, "He'll go through a full exam here tonight and I'm sure once he arrives at the ballpark tomorrow."

Seems day-to-day as of right now, but it could possibly cause Buchholz to miss a start.

It was another solid outing from Buchholz. He finished he night with 6 2/3 innings pitched, striking out four and surrendering only two runs. He is now 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA on the season.

Red Sox Life will keep you updated as we receive more information.

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The Guru 6/08/2013 11:17:00 PM Edit
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