Clay Buchholz was released from the hospital and was in the Red Sox clubhouse on Wednesday "after a bout of esophagitis that led to a gastrointestinal bleed".
It was really scary. I've never felt the urge to pass out every time you stand up and I really didn't know what was going on. When the doctor said, "Come to my office and we'll check you out" and I said, "I can't get there. I can't walk." ... I think they tried to downplay it, but when you're laying in ICU, where I'm from that means stuff's not going really well. ... They still haven't put a finger on what happened or what caused it.Buchholz said he did not know when he'd return to the rotation, but one source said it would be after the All-Star break.
It depends how my body's gonna feel getting out and starting to throw and move around. I need to get my legs back underneath me right now, so it's going to take as long as it has to take, I guess. I'm not going to push myself to get back in any earlier than I feel like I need to. ... I feel good but obviously have to start slow.Gordon Edes asked David Ortiz, 36, if the big fellow had discovered the Fountain of Youth this season? Ortiz said he had heard of Ponce de Leon - "that [expletive] from Spain" - and he laughed when he admitted, "I don't feel any younger, to be honest with you." After hitting his 21st home run of the season Wednesday afternoon, Ortiz is on pace to hit 45 taters this season.
Josh Beckett is expected to pitch Saturday night in Seattle. ... The Red Sox are 3-25 when scoring three or fewer runs. By comparison, the Yankees are 5-20 and the Rangers are 7-19.
Joe Posnanski on Kevin Youkilis: The Art of Not Making Outs.