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Clay Buchholz exits Friday’s start against the Yankees with elbow tightness

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Update (8:44 PM EST): Buchholz left with tightness in his right elbow, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

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Red Sox starter exited Friday’s start due to an injury, presumably. He was tended to by manager John Farrell and the team trainer briefly before leaving the mound.

Buchholz had recorded one out in the fourth inning of Friday’s start against the Yankees, having allowed just one run on an Alex Rodriguez solo home run in the first. He gave up six hits overall, walked none, and struck out three on 59 pitches. Robbie Ross, Jr. relieved Buchholz and allowed two of his inherited runners to score, charged to Buchholz as unearned runs thanks to errors by Mike Napoli and Brock Holt.

We’ll update you on Buchholz’s status as more is learned.