60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
2 months ago

Buchholz (forearm) said Wednesday that he's hopeful to resume pitching for the Phillies in September, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

EDGE Analysis

Buchholz was diagnosed with a partial tear in the right flexor pronator mass of his right elbow after departing early in his second start of the season April 11 and is the initial phase of the rehab process after requiring surgery a week ago. The Phillies outlined a four-to-six-month recovery timetable for Buchholz, but even if he meets the short end of that window, it's unclear if the team would be eager in getting him back on the mound. Buchholz is bound for free agency in the offseason, so if the Phillies are out of playoff contention once September arrives, there would be little benefit in having a 32-year-old with no future in the organization taking away innings from more promising young pitchers.

60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
2 months ago

Buchholz was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The Phillies needed to clear room on the 40-man roster for newly-acquired Ty Kelly and Buchholz was the likely candidate to be removed. The righty underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm Tuesday and will need 4-to-6 months of recovery.

60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
2 months ago

Buchholz underwent successful surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm Tuesday and was placed on the 10-day DL.

EDGE Analysis

His will need 4-to-6 months to recover from the surgery, which was performed by Dr. James Andrews, meaning he may not return to game action prior to becoming a free agent after this season. Zach Eflin was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move and will start Tuesday against the Mets.

60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
2 months ago

Buchholz (forearm) will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a tear of the flexor pronator mass and is expected to require a three-to-five month recovery timetable, Jared Carrabis of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander recently visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on the forearm injury, and it was quickly determined that Buchholz would require surgery to address the issue. His timetable will keep him sidelined through at least the All-Star break, and if he experiences any setbacks in his recovery, the Phillies may not get him back on the mound until September, if at all. The extended absence coupled with Buchholz's mediocre production both last season and in his first two starts with the Phillies in 2017 make him a drop candidate in just about every format.

60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
3 months ago

Buchholz's MRI revealed a partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass.

EDGE Analysis

Buchholz was removed in the third inning against the mets with the forearm injury. He's heading to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on Thursday, at which time a course of treatment will likely be determined for the 32-year-old.

60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
3 months ago

Buchholz (forearm) will undergo an MRI on his strained right forearm Wednesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Buchholz left Tuesday's contest against the Mets early with what is being called a "strained flexor tendon". Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said that he'd be surprised if Buchholz made his next start, so it appears that the 32-year-old will likely wind up on the disabled list. More information should become available following his MRI on Wednesday.

60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
3 months ago

Buchholz, who exited Tuesday's game against the Mets in the third inning, was diagnosed with a right forearm strain.

EDGE Analysis

Though not the worst-case scenario as far as arm injuries go, Buchholz's forearm strain will almost certainly land him on the disabled list. His timetable for return should become more clear after more information becomes available in the coming days.

60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
3 months ago2 Comments

Buchholz exited Tuesday's game against the Mets in the top of the third inning with an apparent injury, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Buchholz was off to a rough start prior to his early injury departure, as he had already allowed five earned runs on eight hits and one walk over 2.1 innings. More details concerning his injury should become available following the game.

60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
3 months ago

Buchholz allowed four earned runs over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

While Buchholz wasn't dealt with the loss Thursday, the bulk of the Reds' runs were scored while he was on the mound. Over those five innings he allowed seven hits and walked two batters, while striking out just three. The 2016 season saw Buchholz take a major step back, as he was moved to a bullpen role and finished the year with a 4.78 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. Although he's back in a starting rotation, outings such as Thursday's will only take away from his already-low fantasy value.

60DClay Buchholz
P PHI
3 months ago

Buchholz gave up three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four over 3.1 innings against the Pirates on Sunday. "Let's put it this way," manager Pete Mackanin said to PhillyVoice.com, "you can't honestly say he had a good spring but he was up close to 90 pitches today. Pitch-count wise he's doing fine. He hadn't pitched in nine days so I can understand his lack of command. Once he's into a rhythm, I think he'll be fine."

EDGE Analysis

Making his first start since March 15 -- he and his wife welcomed a child into the world last week -- Buchholz struggled to locate with any consistency. He believes the control of his offspeed pitches will come, and Mackanin doesn't seem to be putting much stock into Buchholz's spring performance (5.94 ERA, 1.68 WHIP). Buchholz lines up to make one more Grapefruit League start before taking the hill in the Phillies' third regular season game, April 6 in Cincinnati.