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Will it add up for Clay Buchholz?

Promising righty fighting for spot in crowded Red Sox rotation

Updated: February 25, 2010, 11:32 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If you think 6 into 5 doesn't compute, Clay Buchholz figures he was faced with an even more unworkable equation last season.

"I came into camp ready to pitch," Buchholz said Wednesday morning, "knowing I had a Hall of Fame guy [John Smoltz] that's competing for the job, that's new coming in, I knew he was probably ahead of me. We had Brad [Penny]. I knew he was in front of me. So I was No. 7, maybe No. 8, on the depth chart.

"So it's a little ...

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