Yeah, that isn't good. While there is some precedent for a pitcher to visit Andrews in Birmingham and come back without scheduling a date with a scalpel for the dreaded tendon transfer surgery (a/k/a "Tommy John surgery," after the gentleman pictured above, the first to undergo such a procedure.) But more often than not, it's the case.
The scene at Hadlock Field this morning
So Clay Buchholz has been sent down to Portland, presumably so he can work with his old pitching coach.
People have been debating Buchholz and considering his struggles all year; perhaps it's luck, maybe it's his mechanics, maybe the issue is mental, or maybe he just wasn't ready.
Is it getting Dusty in here?
No, I'm not talking about pitchers.
Since 2003, the Red Sox have felt the need to assign their backup catcher to near-exclusive duty as Tim Wakefield's personal knuckleball valet. With the exception of Doug Mirabelli's crazy-good 2004, that has meant that the Red Sox (like most teams, to be totally fair) have found themselves carrying an offensively-deficient glove man.
"You messed up, dood."
so logical at the time.
By the time
Sox Blogette met me at the Lower Depths last
Zink had already retired the side in the top of the first. I had half a
beer left. Rather than book it on over to Yawkey Way and pay four bucks for a
Fenway Frank, we figured we’d just stay put, order another quick round, watch
the bottom of the inning on TV, and avail ourselves of the Depths’ dollar hotdog
RED SOX ACQUIRE RIGHTHANDED PITCHER
FROM CLEVELAND INDIANS FOR A PLAYER TO BE NAMED
The announcement was made by Executive Vice
President/General Manager Theo Epstein.
Byrd, 37, has been added to Boston’s 40-man roster. The
Red Sox will make a corresponding move on the active roster once Byrd reports to