Clay Buchholz: “This time of year, you don’t expect anybody to be 100 percent”

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Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz has been dealing with tightness in his right shoulder, but manager John Farrell said he will start Game 4 of the World Series anyway. Today, Buchholz reiterated to the media that he isn’t feeling 100 percent, but “this time of year, you don’t expect anybody to be 100 percent.” (via Jayson Stark)

Buchholz said there was also “a little bit of rust” during his bullpen session today. The problem, though, isn’t pain, but rather mechanics:

As for the Cardinals, they will be sending out Lance Lynn to start Game 4.

Athletics DFA Liam Hendriks

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The Oakland A’s have designated reliever Liam Hendriks for assignment.

Hendriks got blown up for four runs on four hits — two homers — in an inning of work yesterday and the A’s have apparently seen enough. It’s been a rough go if it all around, really, as he’s posted a 7.36 ERA over 13 appearances.

Hendriks, who appeared in 70 games last season, signed a one-year deal last winter to avoid arbitration. The deal is for $1.9 million, so anyone claiming him off of waivers or trading for him will owe him a bit over half of that. Given the durability the eight-year veteran has shown in previous seasons that’s not out of the question, but his ineffectiveness this year, combined with a groin problem that caused him to miss some time, may give suitors pause.