Clay Buchholz exits start with elbow tightness

Clay Buchholz exited Friday’s start against the Yankees due to elbow tightness, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. He was taken out after being visited at the mound by manager John Farrell and the trainer. He went 3 1/3 innings giving up three runs, one earned, and a home run.

Buchholz had a rough start to the year run prevention-wise, but his peripherals have been very good. In 113 1/3 innings pitched he has a 3.26 ERA, 2.62 FIP, 3.17 xFIP with 107 strikeouts, 23 walks, and 6 home runs.

The Red Sox are 41-45 on the year, but have heated up as of late going 8-2 in their last ten contests. They are 5.5 games back in the American League East and 5 games back of the second wild card spot.

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