Phillies' Clay Buchholz has partial tear of right flexor pronator mass

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA --Philliesright-hander Clay Buchholz has a partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass and will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

An MRI on Wednesday revealed the injury. The flexor pronator mass is the collection of muscles on the anterior of the forearm used for wrist and finger flexion as well as pronation. Buchholz allowed six runs and eight hits in 2 innings against the New York Metson Tuesday before the injury forced him to leave the game.

Buchholz has struggled in his first two starts since joining the Phillies fromBoston, posting a 12.27 ERA.

Buchholz was a two-time All-Star with the Red Sox but has been trending downward since his best season in 2013 when he went 12-1 with a 1.74 ERA and helped Boston win the World Series.