Red Sox Scratch Buchholz Start Because Of Collarbone Irritation

CBS Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz was scratched from his scheduled start against Philadelphia on Monday because of irritation in his collarbone area.

The 28-year old right-hander said it was his choice not to make his Monday start due to the discomfort.

“Being as early in the season as it is, I want to make sure I’m 100 percent every time I go out there, rather than 80, 85 percent and risk having this going to be something that lingers,” he said. “Just want to cut it right now and hopefully a couple more days, two, three more days, Ill be back where I was at.”

Buchholz is off to a splendid start, going 7-0 with a 1.73 ERA. He said if it was later in the season, he’d take the mound.

“It was my call,” he said. “It’s just something that’s there and the doctors have all…

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