Buchholz: Not right for me to pitch at 80 percent

Buchholz: Not right for me to pitch at 80 percent
June 27, 2013, 1:30 am
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Don't look for Clay Buchholz to rejoin the Red Sox's rotation until likely after the All-Star break.

Buchholz is 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA but hasn't pitched June 8 and remains on the 15-day disabled list with neck and trapezius issues. Buchholz cut short an bullpen session before the game Wednesday after about 15 pitches when he felt more discomfort.

He underwent an MRI on Wednesday and the Red Sox are awaiting the result.

"It's hard to tell yourself to pitch at 80 percent when you're trying to pitch at this level," Buchholz said. He said the injury is preventing him from going 100 percent and it would be "an injustice" to the Red Sox to take the mound hurt.

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