Clay Buchholz was scratched from his scheduled turn in the Red Sox rotation on Monday against the Phillies due to discomfort in his collarbone. But he checked out fine in a visit with team doctors and was able to throw this week, so the right-hander has been cleared to start on Friday night against the Yankees.
This according to Tim Britton, the excellent Red Sox beat writer for the Providence Journal.
Buchholz has registered an outstanding 1.73 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 73/27 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings this season and the Red Sox are 9-1 in his 10 starts. The collarbone issue is not expected to be a lingering thing.
The Dodgers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent right-hander Tom Koehler, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The team has yet to officially announce the signing, which is currently pending a physical.
Following a mostly-productive five-year run with the Marlins, the 31-year-old flamed out in 12 starts for Miami in 2017, eventually coming over to the Blue Jays in a midseason trade for minor leaguer Osman Gutierrez. He made a successful transition to the bullpen and finished the season on a high note, pitching to a 2.65 ERA, 3.2 BB/9 and 9.5 SO/9 in 17 innings.
Koehler was non-tendered by the Blue Jays earlier this month and had attracted a fair amount of interest around the league prior to his signing. He’s expected to reprise his role as a middle reliever in Los Angeles, though Cotillo speculates that he could also bring some depth and balance to the Dodgers’ lefty-heavy rotation.