Clay Buchholz to undergo knee surgery Tuesday

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According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington announced today that right-hander Clay Buchholz will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Cherington said that Buchholz had “some off-and-on symptoms” during the season, but it wasn’t something that prevented him from pitching. The good news is that it’s considered a “relatively routine procedure” and he should have a normal offseason in advance of spring training.

After being limited to 16 starts last season, Buchholz managed to make 28 starts this year, but he saw his ERA jump from 1.74 to 5.34 in the process. A return to form would be big for a rotation that figures to have a new look next year.