BALTIMORE -- Friday was hardly a milestone day for Clay Buchholz in his recovery from a strained bursa sac, but it was progress nonetheless.
The Red Sox's ace right-hander played catch at varying distances, getting out to about 100 feet.
The club remains unsure when they will get Buchholz (9-0, 1.71 ERA) back.
"Continued progression in terms of intensity and volume," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "A good day."
What are the Red Sox looking for before Buchholz gets back on a mound?
"Well we're hopeful with each session there is gradual increases in intensity," Farrell said. "And I think until he feel like he's cut the ball loose from those distances without any restriction or holding anything back, that's the main goal of that phase. At that point, that's when we look to get him on the mound."