Buchholz to make rehab start on Sunday

Buchholz to make rehab start on Sunday
August 25, 2013, 12:15 am
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The Red Sox have received strong starting pitching on their current road trip, and their rotation could soon get another boost.

Clay Buchholz is scheduled to make a rehab start on Sunday for the Single-A Lowell Spinners, and that means he's on the final step before a return to the majors.

CSNNE.com Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam says Buchholz will likely throw 40-50 pitches or about three innings.

Buchholz will make a second rehab start on Friday, but it has not yet been determined where that outing will be.

It's been two and a half months since Buchholz has pitched for the Sox. His return would give the Sox a top-of-the-rotation starter for the final month of the season.

Buchholz's second rehab start will likely be with either Triple A Pawtucket or Double A Portland. Both are playoff teams in their respective leagues, but Sox manager John Farrell said he hoped Buchholz  could help a playoff team down the stretch -- preferably his team.