Buchholz Watch: Day 73 - Clay throws simulated game, could start Sunday in Lowell
The Guru Contributing Writer
It appears Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz could be, maybe, fingers crossed, ready to pitch in an actual game with real bats, balls and players.
Buchholz threw a four-inning, 46 pitch simulated game at AT&T Park Tuesday and reported no aches, pains, strains or sniffles.
After the session, Buchholz said,
"It's obviously taken a lot longer than I wanted it to or expected it to. If everything keeps going as everybody wants it to go, my body is going to well-rested for the opportunity to help our team make a push here towards the end of the season."
Manager John Farrell said the next step would be for Buchholz to throw a bullpen session Friday then go on a minor league rehab assignment. It appears Buchholz will pitch in Lowell for the Spinners on Sunday.
Buchholz has not pitched in a game since June 8. Before the injury, Buchholz was 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA.