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Soreness mostly gone for Buchholz

Soreness mostly gone for Buchholz

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BOSTON -- Manager Terry Francona got decent news concerning pitcher Clay Buchholz on Tuesday.

Diagnosed with a left hamstring strain by Red Sox doctors on Monday after injuring it running the bases in his start Saturday against the Giants, Buchholz said most of the soreness has dissipated.

"Well, right when it happened, there was no pain at all. It felt like a hyperextension -- it would sort of give whenever I'd step on it. But no, I don't even feel that anymore," Buchholz said. "Most of the soreness is gone from the actual time it happened."

Thanks to two off-days this week, Francona doesn't find it necessary to have a five-man rotation and believes that time will allow Buchholz to heal without going on the disabled list.

"We were relieved to know it is a hamstring strain," Francona said. "We are fortunate to have a few days off. He could pitch Monday -- if not, then Tuesday. If we get to Tuesday and he can't pitch, then we would have to make a move.

"I think there is a decent chance that will work. To get to that, he will have to throw a side session, cover his position. But today, he is going out and doing a normal Day 2, which is encouraging."

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