Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz has been
diagnosed with esophagitis, the team announced Tuesday.
According to a statement, the condition "led to an erosion of the esophagus
and an associated gastrointestinal bleed."
Buchholz, who was evaluated at Massachusetts General Hospital and is expected
to make a full recovery, landed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of
Once a highly regarded prospect, Buchholz has turned in a less than impressive
2012 season. Despite winning his last four starts and sporting an 8-2 record,
he has a 5.53 earned run average, far lower than it stood in April or May.
After allowing at least five earned runs in each of his first six starts,
Buchholz has pitched closer to expectations, going 5-1 with a 3.35 ERA in his
last eight starts. His run of success culminated with a shutout of Baltimore
on June 7, but he gave up five runs in six innings during his last outing on
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