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Buchholz (knee) retired all three batters he faced Tuesday and continued to work on some mechanical changes, CSN New England reports.

Buchholz has been working on the direction of his kick leg, stepping more toward home plate and staying on line. The change is being made to help Buchholz command his changeup, a key pitch for him and one that he lost during the first half of 2014.

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Buchholz, who will pitch Tuesday, is also scheduled to start Saturday, the Providence Journal reports.

Buchholz and Rick Porcello will each pitch in Boston's first spring-training game against Northeastern University on Tuesday, but it will be Buchholz coming back on normal rest while Porcello is next scheduled to pitch Sunday. That suggests Buchholz will be Boston's Opening Day starter.

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Buchholz (knee) is scheduled to throw Tuesday afternoon against Northeastern University, WEEI.com reports.

Rick Porcello will also pitch against the Huskies in the afternoon while Wade Miley is set to throw Tuesday evening against Boston College. For those out there wondering how Farrell will align is starting rotation, here's your first hint. Buchholz, Porcello and Miley are the top candidates to be to No. 1 in the rotation.

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Buchholz (knee) threw a bullpen session Saturday and had thrown seven such sessions prior to the official start of camp, ESPN Boston reports.This is a marked change from last year when Buchholz stayed off a mound until reporting because of lingering shoulder issues.

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Buchholz is entering the final guaranteed year of his contract, WEEI.com reports. The Red Sox hold options for 2016 ($13 million) and 2017 ($13.5 million).This is a big year for Buchholz, who is the elder statesman in Boston's rotation and his one-year performance will determine his next contract.

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Buchholz underwent successful meniscus surgery on his right knee Tuesday morning.

A specific timetable for Buchholz's recovery was not immediately established by the team, but the procedure is not expected to affect his offseason work. Buchholz missed close to a month early in the season with an injury to his left knee, and went on to finish with a 5.34 ERA across 170.1 innings, the highest among all qualified pitchers this season.

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Buchholz will have surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Buchholz didn't miss any time in the regular season due to the injury, but he will use the offseason as a chance to fix it. The surgery shouldn't affect his offseason work, which he could use coming off a season in which he posted a 5.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 170.33 innings, a huge jump in the wrong direction over the previous season.

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Buchholz surrendered five hits and four earned runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

After a stellar 2013 campaign in which he went 12-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP, Buchholz had a season to forget in 2014, recording a 5.34 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 132:54 K:BB ratio in 170.1 innings. His ERA and WHIP numbers were his worst since 2008.

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Buchholz gave up five runs on eight hits and one walk with six strikeouts over 7.2 innings Tuesday against the Rays.

Buchholz was cruising along Tuesday, but ended up surrendering all five runs in the eighth inning, taking his 10th loss of the season. He'll keep up appearances and take the mound for Boston's final game of the season Sunday against the Yankees, but it will be interesting to see what the team's plans are for Buchholz in 2015 -- the final guaranteed year of his current contract.

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Buchholz was tagged for five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out three in Wednesday night's loss to Pittsburgh. He took the loss after winning his past three starts.

Buchholz made a few mistakes that Pirates hitters didn't miss and he lasted just 73 pitches. He'd been good of late, having allowed a 3.18 ERA and .202 opponents batting average in the previous seven starts.