Red Sox's Buchholz scratched, will not start against Phillies

Red Sox's Buchholz scratched, will not start against Phillies

May 26, 2013, 6:30 pm
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The Phillies appear to have caught a break.

The Red Sox announced Sunday that pitcher Clay Buchholz (7-0, 1.73) will miss his scheduled start on Monday.

The Phillies kick off a four-game split-home-and-home series in Boston on Monday, but Tyler Cloyd will now face Alfredo Aceves, rather than Buchholz.

CSNNE.com's Maureen Quilter reports that Buchholz began feeling discomfort in the AC joint at the top of his right shoulder after his last start and "feels as though he may have slept on his shoulder in such a way that it's caused him discomfort."

The report further states that the Red Sox are hoping that Buchholz will not miss his turn in the rotation and that his start will only be pushed back a few days.

Buccholz told CSNNE.com: "If it was September, I'd be out there. But it's not."

Filling in for Buchholz, Aceves has made six appearances for Boston this year and three starts. He's 1-1 with 8.20 ERA and has surrendered 26 hits and 17 earned runs in 18 2/3 innings. Aceves has not gone past five innings in any of his three starts, but his ERA is largely a product of his last start, an April 23 outing against the Athletics in which he was tagged for seven earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Aceves was sent to the minors but recalled last week. In his only major-league outing since being recalled, he allowed one hit and zero runs in one inning of work against Indians on Friday night.