Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 Months

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.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 Months

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.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 Months

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.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 Months

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.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 Months

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.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 Months

Buchholz made another quality start Thursday, giving up three runs -- two earned -- and six hits in 6.1 innings at Kansas City. He issued three walks and struck out seven en route to his eighth win of the season.

Buchholz allowed two runs early, but settled down nicely, and ended up making his forth straight quality start. He'll look to continue building momentum in his next start at Pittsburgh.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 Months

Buchholz struck out five and walked two while holding the Blue Jays to two runs on four hits over 6.1 innings Saturday night.

For the first time all season, Buchholz has put together a stretch of three straight quality starts. The victory Saturday improved his record to 7-8 for the season, and he'll look to get back to .500 against the Royals in a road start Friday.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 Months

Buchholz pitched a complete game shutout, giving up three hits and walking none while striking out six in Sunday's win over the Rays. It was his second straight quality start and fourth in his last five outings.

It was a very efficient Buchholz, who threw just 98 pitches and got first-pitch strikes on 23 of 29 batters. He dropped all of his pitches in for strikes. His recent stretch of good pitching comes on the heels of a four-start stretch when he was lit up for 23 runs in 22 innings. We got the good Buchholz on Sunday, but it's just as likely we get the bad one when he next takes the hill Friday against the Blue Jays. And therein lies the problem with Buchholz. Consistency. It's something the Red Sox will be looking for during the final month of the season.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 Months

Buchholz pitched well in a no-decision Monday, holding the Rangers to three runs in 8.1 innings of work.

Buchholz' performance was a nice rebound from his six-run dud against the Angels his last time out. It's been a rough go of things for Buchholz this season, as the strong start lowered his ERA to 5.77�the lowest point it's hit in more than a month. He'll try to keep the success rolling against the Rays this weekend.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 Months

Buchholz gave up six runs on seven hits over six innings against the Angels on Wednesday.

The inconsistency continues for Buchholz, who appeared to make progress last time out thanks in large part to improvements with his curveball. Barring a change of course from the Red Sox, he'll get two chances to take the ball next week, beginning Monday in Toronto before a second spin in Tampa Bay on August 31.