Significant injuries in Boston sports history
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A major story of the 2013 Red Sox season was the health of starting pitcher Clay Buchholz. Through the first three months of the year, he was the best pitcher in baseball, compiling a 9-0 record with a 1.71 ERA, a front-runner for the AL Cy Young award. But during their win against the Angels, Buchholz landed awkwardly on his shoulder and left the game later. He was never diagnosed with a significant injury, but still missed over three months when he said he still felt soreness. After a visit to Dr. James Andrews and an MRI that showed no structural damage, Buchholz was able to return for four starts down the stretch and the playoffs, but his strange 2013 injury roller coaster still puzzles Red Sox fans to this day.