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07:08 AM ET 08.15 | More than two months since the last time he pitched in a major league game, Clay Buchholz still isn't ready to pitch again. [So] every bit of progress must be measured with some skepticism. That said, Buchholz, pitching coach Juan Nieves and manager John Farrell were all decidedly upbeat about Wednesday's bullpen session. "Best day yet," said Buchholz. "I threw 50 pitches, up and down three times. Like I said, it's probably the best I've felt. As far as intensity and everything, it felt like a pretty standard bullpen for me. ... When asked if he had circled Sept. 1 for a return to the rotation, Buchholz said: "I've already tried [projecting] and it didn't work out too well, so I'm just going to let it happen when it happens."

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August 15, 2013  07:26 AM ET

Dude should be embarrassed.

August 15, 2013  07:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dude should be embarrassed.

Gregory Campbell of the Bruins broke his leg 2 days before Clay's last start and he may be back skating before Buchholz starts his next game.

Unbelievable.

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August 15, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dude should be embarrassed.

It's beyond ridiculous.

August 15, 2013  09:01 AM ET

I have a 6-year-old girly-girl granddaughter who is far tougher then Clay, pathetic.

August 15, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Tough room!

August 15, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Tough room!

No kidding. Brutal!

August 15, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Bucholz must have spent too much time hanging around with JD Drew when they were teammates.

August 15, 2013  10:01 AM ET

I find these bread crumbs of so called rehab progress being thrown the fans way tedious.

August 15, 2013  11:57 AM ET

Sorry guy time to Put Up or Shut Up! Wussy Wussy

August 15, 2013  12:00 PM ET

If he were in a contract year, do you think he'd give a projection?

August 15, 2013  12:39 PM ET

Probably going to seem like Boston made a big trade getting Buchholz back sometime by the end of the year. First place without him for two months.

August 15, 2013  02:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Probably going to seem like Boston made a big trade getting Buchholz back sometime by the end of the year. First place without him for two months.

Yeah, but when he comes back, are they going to get the 1.71 ERA Clay Buchholz from twelve starts this season, or the 4.56 ERA Clay Buchholz from twenty-nine starts last season?

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August 15, 2013  02:39 PM ET
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Yeah, but when he comes back, are they going to get the 1.71 ERA Clay Buchholz from twelve starts this season, or the 4.56 ERA Clay Buchholz from twenty-nine starts last season?

I think management would be happy if he were somewhere in between at the very least.

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August 15, 2013  03:25 PM ET
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something i've been thinking about is that bob Valentine will never get another manageriol job in the mlb.

Who?

August 15, 2013  03:27 PM ET

Not sure I'm ready to give up on him. If he comes back by Sept. and pitches well it could be a difference-maker in the post-season!

August 15, 2013  04:10 PM ET

By no means would I give up on him, the Sox need to convince him to put on his big boy pants and throw the ball.

 
August 15, 2013  04:10 PM ET

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