Off the Record (OTR)

Buchholz finished for the season?

The Philadelphia Phillies are a bad baseball team. Not the worst I’ve ever seen, but they aren’t going anywhere this year. They are so poor that I was actually excited when they added Clay Buchholz, who at one point was a good pitcher in the Majors.

Well, so far he’s been terrible and now we know why. He was recently diagnosed with a tear of his flexor pronator mass, and you don’t need to be a doctor to know that sounds bad.

And according to Jared Carrabis of Bar Stool Sports, Buchholz is having surgery to fix the problem and will be out a long time.

“Source: Clay Buchholz will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair tear of flexor pronator mass (not TJ). Looking at about a 3-5 month recovery,” Carrabis tweets.

The reason I mentioned how awful the Phillies are is because even if he can come back this year…should he? The Phillies will be lucky to be an 80-win team and why would you rush back to join a bunch of September call ups? For who? For what?

The smart thing to do would be to just shut him down for the season.

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