Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz to have right knee surgery

Tuesday September 30th, 2014

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz will undergo right knee surgery to repair his meniscus on Tuesday, the team announced.

The team said the surgery will be performed by Dr. Peter Asnis and that Buchholz is expected to have a normal offseason.

Buchholz had an 8-11 record with a 5.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 28 starts this season. His 5.34 ERA was the worst of any starting pitcher in the majors.

"He's had some off and on symptoms for some time now. It's not something that prevents him from pitching, but we just want the offseason to take care of it," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said, according to "It is a relatively routine procedure with a relatively quick recovery. We just felt like given where we are on the calendar and the fairly quick recovery … we could just knock it out."

Cherington said that Buchholz’s knee injury had no impact on his performance this season. Cherington said that second baseman Dustin Pedroia and outfielder Shane Victorino should be ready for spring training after undergoing season-ending injuries.

- Scooby Axson

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