Buchholz: Next start at big-league level

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Clay Buchholz said Sunday that he hasn't been told the specific day he'll be activated from the disabled list but that he knows his next start will definitely "be on the major league level" with the Red Sox.

Wednesday at Seattle appears to be the most likely day for Buchholz to be activated and return to the rotation. The Red Sox have yet to name a starting pitcher for that game, and manager John Farrell said the team won't make a roster move until Wednesday.

"We'll get there," Farrell said before Sunday's game against Oakland. "We know the first two days are spoken for with (John) Lackey and (Jake) Peavy. Beyond that Clay is certainly a candidate. But we recognize fully that we got to make a roster move to get him back active to us. That can come in any one of three ways. So we've still got a couple days to arrive at that."

Buchholz said he understands there's a "lot of moving parts" on the roster that the Red Sox are dealing with.

"I'm ready to go. I feel good," said Buchholz, who made two rehab starts for Triple-A Pawtucket and is on the DL with a hyperextended left knee.