Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox has been placed on the teams disabled list after he was hospitalized with what several sources are calling a gastrointestinal illness.
News of the hospitalization was sent out by Joe Amorosino of 7 News. In his tweet Amorosino says the hospitalization was needed because of intestinal bleeding which can be life threatening if it goes untreated. The illness is believed to have been caused by anti-inflammatory pain medications.
According to Rob Bradford of WEEI Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was unsure if Buchholz is still in the hospital. Valentine says Buchholz started feeling sick two days after his last start but held off being put on the 15-day disabled list in the hope that he would soon get better.
It is likely that Aaron Cook who will start in today’s series finale against the Atlanta Braves will make some additional starts while Buchholz is on the disabled list although Valentine has yet to announce the teams plans moving forward. Cook is coming back from a left knee laceration that he suffered on May 6 while covering home base. Cook had made one start for the Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday night before returning to the Boston Red Sox lineup.
Speaking about Clay’s health Bobby Valentine told reporters:
“We’re hoping that we’ll get him back at the end of the 15 days.”
Buchholz has started in 14 games for the Boston Red Sox this season, picking up an 8-2 record with a 5.53 ERA.
Do you think Aaron Cook will do a good job filling in for Clay Buchholz until he returns to the teams active roster?