Red Sox shut down Clay Buchholz for 2-3 days

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With lingering soreness in his right shoulder, Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz will be shut down for 2-3 days, manager John Farrell said.

An MRI Wednesday revealed inflammation in the bursa sac area, Farrell said, but no structural issues.

“I think that’s the most encouraging thing at this point,” Farrell said.

Farrell hopes to have Buchholz start a throwing program this weekend. The shoulder pain cut short Buchholz’s bullpen session Wednesday after about 18 pitches.

“He had two good work days with more intense throwing,” Farrell said. “So there’s small amounts of improvement, but yet we’ve got to take a little bit of a step back here before we pick it back up again.”

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