Buchholz gives Trey Ball pointers on curveball

Buchholz gives Trey Ball pointers on curveball
June 19, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Even though he hasn't pitched since June 8 and was recently placed on the disabled list, Clay Buchholz is doing all he can to help the Red Sox and their future prospects.

Buchholz helped Trey Ball, whom the Red Sox drafted seventh overall in the MLB Draft, with some pitching tips in Ball's visit to Fenway.

"He was showing me how he throws his curveball," said Ball, who signed with the team on Wednesday. "I've only thrown it for two seasons, so that's something I need to work on. He was giving me all kinds of pointers on that."

Ball, a left-handed pitcher from New Castle (Ind.) Chrysler High School, chose to sign a contract with the Red Sox instead of playing college baseball at the University of Texas. Ball said it was his first visit to Boston, and in addition to getting some pointers from Buchholz, he was able to tour part of the city.

"It's been a great experience, it's a great city," Ball said. "I love the people."

In the video, Ball talks about what the baseball experience has been so far and even talks about the knuckleball he used to throw.