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DETROIT — Clay Buchholz will not come off the disabled list to start for the Red Sox on Tuesday and as a result will need at least one start in the minor leagues before he does return to the rotation.
The righthander was scheduled to throw in the bullpen on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park. But lingering discomfort in his right trapezius muscle limited him to throwing in the outfield.
The Sox were hoping for Buchholz to throw 45-50 pitches in the bullpen as preparation for a start on Tuesday against the Rockies.
“Basically what we’re doing is going as tolerated with throwing,” manager John Farrell said.