Clay Buchholz undergoes surgery on right knee


From Tim Britton of the Providence Journal

BOSTON — Clay Buchholz underwent successful surgery on the meniscus in his right knee, the Red Sox announced Tuesday. The surgery was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr. Peter Asnis.

“It’s a relatively routine procedure with a pretty quick recovery that shouldn’t affect his offseason,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters on Monday in his end-of-season press conference.

Buchholz was bothered by right knee discomfort off and on throughout 2014 and finished with a rough 5.34 ERA in 170 1/3 innings. The right-hander posted an outstanding 1.74 ERA across 108 1/3 innings in 2013.

Buchholz is owed $12M in 2015. He carries a $13M club option for 2016 and a $13.5M club option for 2017.