Buchholz, Ross sent to disabled list

Buchholz, Ross sent to disabled list
June 18, 2013, 8:30 pm
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Clay Buchholz allowed two runs for Pawtucket in what is expected to be his final minor league rehab start Thursday night.

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UPDATE: John Farrell explained on Tuesday night why Buchholz was placed on the disabled list, saying, "We needed a starter on Saturday. Didn’t feel like we had enough time to give him the proper amount of work to prepare for that start. We didn’t want to take any chances, and this way, his first eligibility will be Monday, that being an off-day. So, it shifts to Tuesday when he’s first available. We can get a couple of work days, including some simulated stuff, on the road in Detroit."

Farrell also explained that Ross was placed back on the 7-day concussion DL because he was experiencing post-concussion symptoms after taking a ball off the mask Friday in Baltimore.

BOSTON -- Clay Buchholz threw a bullpen session in between the first and second games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays at Fenway Park, a sign he might be ready to start on Saturday against the Tigers. He was then promptly placed on the disabled list with a neck strain, retroactive to June 9.

The Red Sox announced on Tuesday night that catcher Ryan Lavarnway had been called up to take Buchholz's spot on the roster.

Among the options to take Buchholz's place in the rotation -- on either Friday or Saturday -- are Allen Webster and Rubby de la Rosa.

The team also announced that David Ross had been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. It's his second stint on the concussion DL after taking two foul balls off the facemask in a game last month. He missed two weeks with post-concussion symptoms.

Reliever Alex Wilson has been recalled to fill Ross' spot on the roster.