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Clay Buchholz to see back specialist

Updated: July 4, 2011, 7:10 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz will seek a second opinion this week for his lower back strain because it's not healing as quickly as had been hoped.

The right-hander has been on the disabled list since June 19 (retroactive to June 17) and will be examined by back specialist Craig Brigham at some point this week in North Carolina.

Buchholz met with Red Sox team physician Thomas Gill on Monday afternoon and the decision was made to see Brigham.

"Dr. Gill ...

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